Beyond REALLY?: Our latest NewsU Course

December 29, 2011

Sources, Verification and Credibility is an interactive online course gives your students the tools to evaluate the credibility of what they read, see and hear – and what to ask before you pass along any information. It’s was put together for RTDNF by veteran journalism adviser Candace Bowen who is now at the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University.

It’s perfect as an extra-credit opportunity for your students. They will do hands-on story to decide what is credible – and what’s not. Our REALLY? lessons are also part of this course.

Students can work at their own pace – saving their work and coming back to the course right where they left off. It’s self-directed with an average completion time of one to two hours.

Teachers can get reports of which students signed up for the course and how long each student actually worked on the course – not just had the course on the computer screen.

 This course would normally cost $24.95, but is free because of generous grants from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Sources, Verification and Credibility is the third online, interactive NewsU course produced by the RTDNF High School Broadcast Journalism Project. 

Reporting Across the Platforms  and Video Storytelling for the Web were produced by Julie Dodd and Judy Robinson of the University of Florida with journalists Victoria Lim and Bonnie Layton.