In a push-back in opposition to individuals who can’t inform an actual information supply from an amphetamine-laden hamster with a Tumblr weblog, San Francisco public radio station KQED this week introduced it’s launching a free workshop and self-paced on-line course to assist enhance media literacy. The sources are aimed toward Ok-12 educators and people who’re concerned with educating media, however are freely out there to different followers of media nerdery and enemies of pretend information alike.
Finishing the course ends in a PBS Media Literacy Educator micro-credential, which is a step towards getting the complete Media Literacy Educator Certificaton, which is a set of eight micro-credentials spanning a variety of media creation and evaluation subjects.
Personally, I imagine one module particularly — “Analyzing Media Messages: Bias, Motivation and Manufacturing Decisions” — must be obligatory for everybody earlier than they go anyplace close to a Twitter or Fb account, however maybe that’s simply the pinko leftie communist mainstream media journalist in me talking…
If you happen to’re curious or simply need to brush up in your media literacy for the weekend — right here’s your probability!