We, the creators of this resource, believe that the best way to understand and combat misinformation is to create a collaborative learning environment that gives participants opportunities to reflect, share, and explore together. Rather than provide a checklist (“Ten Easy Steps to End Misinformation!”) or an authoritative overview (“Here’s What’s REALLY Up With Conspiracy Theories”) our goal is to help you facilitate conversations within your community. We hope that your goals will be to enable a nuanced understanding of misinformation and enact creative solutions in response.
For each outcome, we have provided a theoretical framework, learning activity examples, and resources for further exploration. The outcomes are designed to work individually, or in any combination or sequence that makes sense for your learning community. Any or all of the outcomes can form the basis of a standalone workshop or course about understanding misinformation, or be integrated into existing course curricula. Some of the resources are only available for UCLA students, staff, and faculty. If you are accessing the resources from off-campus, make sure to have your device configured with VPN or Proxy
The Toolkit is designed to be generative, and we hope it will serve as a launching point for adapting, revising, and creating your own learning outcomes.
As you use the Toolkit, we welcome your feedback! Let us know what works well, and what can be improved, via this brief survey.
How was your experience using the Understanding Misinformation Toolkit? Please let us know in this brief survey.