Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

In this one unit course educators will learn how to evaluate websites as credible sources and teach effective strategies to students that actually work.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Information Specialists.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn two key practices employed by professional fact checkers to sort truth from fiction: Lateral Reading and Click Restraint
  • Evaluate information online by focusing on the credibility of sources
  • Learn why common approaches to online information literacy, like website evaluation checklists, are NOT effective ways of sorting truth from fiction online
  • Use free resources from the Civic Online Reasoning website to teach effective online evaluation strategies to your students
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculum strategies for teaching Civic Online Reasoning in your classroom and across the curriculum.


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.