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Information Essentials: Module 3: Evaluating Sources of Information

Aims & Objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand evaluation criteria and how to apply this to sources of information

When you finish the module, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate sources of information
  • Spot fake news

What’s in this module?

  1. Evaluation tests
  2. How to spot fake news
  3. Quiz & feedback


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Module 3 of Information Essentials maps to the following strategies within the Digital Literacy Framework:

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Ensure that information, academic, media and data literacy skills development are embedded in all courses, through activities and assessments aligned to the relevant course learning outcomes.
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Introduce evaluation methods to measure the effectiveness of information, academic media and data literacy programs in order to continuously improve practice.


Study Timeline

We recommend completing this module by:

  Week 3


  Approximately 15 minutes


Complete the module