STU course sparks discussion around teaching critical digital literacy

St Thomas University’s new course on how to sift through online misinformation has generated a conversation around the need to build critical digital literacy skills in students. The course was developed by STU instructors Dr Andrew Klein and Dr Katherine Thorsteinson, and teaches students how to sift through online misinformation. The course drew the attention of members of the community, such as the CEO of a cybersecurity firm and the province’s education minister, who noted that these skills needed to also be taught to young people in high school or even elementary classes. “There’s so much out there for them, they don’t always have or haven’t always given themselves a moment to just think about where all this stuff is coming from,” said Klein. CBC News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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