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As native advertisements proliferate, students need to look beyond surface features like vivid graphics and learn to carefully evaluate sources of information. In this task, students are presented with links to two articles from the same online news outlet and asked which is a more reliable source. Students must identify who is behind the articles and consider potential conflicts of interest in order to successfully evaluate the articles.
Parallel Assessment: Plastics
Crash Course Video #1: Introduction to Navigating Digital Information
In the first video of the series, host John Green introduces the course and discusses the challenges of navigating information online.