Science Daily had this information:
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a digital self-test that trains users to assess news items, images and videos presented on social media. The self-test has also been evaluated in a scientific study, which confirmed the researchers’ hypothesis that the tool genuinely improved the students’ ability to apply critical thinking to digital sources.
The new tool and the scientific review of it are part of the News Evaluator project to investigate new methods of enhancing young people’s capacity for critical awareness of digital sources, a key component of digital literacy.
“As research leader in the project, I’m surprised how complicated it is to develop this type of tool against misleading information — one that’s usable on a large scale. Obviously, critically assessing digital sources is complicated. We’ve been working on various designs and tests, with major experiments in school settings, for years. Now we’ve finally got a tool that evidently works. The effect is clearly positive and now we launch the self-test on our News Evaluator website http://www.newsevaluator.com, so that all anyone can test themselves for free,” says Thomas Nygren, associate professor at Uppsala University.
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