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Critical Thinking Tutorial: Learning Outcomes

This tutorial will empower you with valuable critical thinking skills that are essential for your university education.

Why Learn About How Misinformation is Spread

The Science of Fake News video suggests that information overload can cause the indiscriminate sharing of trashy news, so it's important to think before you click. In a digitally interconnected world, where information dissemination is effortless and widespread, developing basic media literacy skills can help you navigate the vast amount of information available, distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources, and make informed decisions about the content you consume and share.

  Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, you should be able to

  • Distinguish between misinformation and disinformation
  • Recognize how information is created and disseminated across diverse media formats
    • including audio, visual, print, and generative AI
  • Identify common tactics used to spread misinformation and how to limit its spread
  • Assess the reliability of information and differentiate trustworthy from untrustworthy sources