Life on the net
The fourth module focuses on learning the characteristics of online human - human communication and information exchange through social networks, highlighting the roles AI plays in them. This module aims to equip educators and learners with the necessary tools to work towards digital wellbeing and healthy digital consumption. Concepts such as privacy, anonymity and confidentiality will be explored. Moreover, activities on this module will offer a broad understanding of the term ‘fake news’, training the skills to identify sources of knowledge and to exercise critical thinking. The module will include notions for respectful communication, exploring the concept of dangerous and hate speech online. In class, the trained teachers will be able to run activities such as analysing news from social networks, identifying reliable sources in fact-checking, debunking viral misinformation and analyse extracts from real-life chats taken from instant messaging platforms to understand language and communication patterns and countering hate.
Topic 4.1 - Knowledge on the web: disinformation, fake news, fact checking and critical thinking
This topic focuses on the role of AI technologies in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and information on the web. It addresses issues like information vs disinformation, reliable sources, fake news, fact checking and critical thinking. Its aim is to foster students’ ability to identify fake news and disinformation mechanisms and to respond to those adequately, i.e. according to the ethical principles explored in Module 3.
Activity 4.1.1 Identifying fake news
Topic 4.2 - Identifying and countering hate speech online
Activity 4.2.1 Identifying online hate speech
Topic 4.3 - Privacy, anonymity and confidentiality online
Topic 4.4 - AI-related opportunities for participation and engagement (digital citizenship)
for Module 4
Focus group on content