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"It’s where students learn how to navigate the challenging information landscape by mastering the skills of news literacy. The virtual classroom’s 12 core lessons help educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and learn how to determine what news and information to trust, share and act on." -- website
"Over the last year and a half, the Stanford History Education Group has prototyped, feld
tested, and validated a bank of assessments that tap civic online reasoning—the ability to
judge the credibility of information that foods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and
computers. " -- from Executive Summary.
How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation
by Craig Silverman
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism part of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University