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Explanation of news literacy and its importance; includes 14 lessons about different aspects of news literacy.

The Open Science MOOC: Principles and Practices is designed for faculty, students, and researchers who want to better... see more

This is a series of lessons intended to help students prepare for study abroad in Russia. Lesson topics include:... see more

No matter where you land on the teaching spectrum, the aim of the Open Course is opening the door to using and improving... see more

Starting Nov 12, 2018, in the Moving MOOC (MOMO), young scholars and early career researchers (ECR) will learn to use... see more

This lesson was created using Soft Chalk and received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge. In... see more

This website, which contains the material of the course VA312, taught at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; attempts... see more

This is an exercise I created for a Technical Writing class that I teach online. It is an easy knowledge check that... see more

History holds many economic lessons. The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to... see more

This course will present a comparative overview of world history from the 17th century to the present era. You will... see more

Library and web resources for History courses at Northwestern Michigan College. HST 111 and 112 HST 211 and 212 HST 101,... see more

In this course, superhero Jack of All Trades and his sidekick Andy are confronted by a villain that threatens to disrupt... see more

This course from The Met has a number of units that could provide helpful content for those teaching an Introduction to... see more

This first chapter explains what it means to be logical—to reason logically. It demonstrates the usefulness of logical... see more

In exploring the concept of implication, which is at the heart of nearly all reasoning, we divided it into two types:... see more

This chapter introduced the concept of a sentence's logical form and the concept of logical equivalence between... see more

This chapter focused on the logical forms of arguments in Aristotle's class logic. For deductive arguments involving... see more

Inductive arguments are more common than deductive arguments, and they are more difficult to analyze, but logical... see more

This chapter explored the difference between a causal claim and one that is merely correlational. Causality and... see more

When scientists are trying to gain a deep understanding of how the world works, they seek general patterns rather than... see more

Every argument contains at least one intended conclusion plus one or more supporting reasons, called premises. However,... see more

To be a good communicator, you should be precise enough for the purpose at hand. When faced with a claim that someone... see more

This chapter clarified the principles of charity and fidelity and explored the intricacies of assessing unusual claims.... see more

This chapter examined a variety of ways that writers and speakers communicate less well than we and they expect.... see more