ERUM Learning Modules now accessible as OER

ERUM Learning Modules now accessible as OER

25 May, 2022

One of the main deliverables of the ERUM project was the production of learning material to foster students’ media and information literacy as well as transversal skills such as critical thinking. In this context, we developed 15 learning modules that focus on issues related to mis- and disinformation and allow for an integration into diverse fields of study. The learning modules address controversially discussed topics that are prone to false information (such as migration, 5G or global warming), provide general knowledge in relation to “fake news”, conspiracy myths and science communication as well as methodological know-how when it comes to visual analysis, reporting on scientific issues or audiences of scientific information.

Some of the developed modules were piloted during our 2nd Intensive Study Programme with students from throughout Europe and all modules were furthermore tested by integrating the learning material into postgraduate and graduate courses of the partner universities’ curricula.

All learning modules share a common organisation, include activities developed with H5P – an open-source collaboration framework – and can easily be embedded in different learning management systems. The modules, produced by the teams of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Cyprus University of Technology, University of Vienna, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Vytautas Magnus University with the support from the University of Alcalá are now available as Open Educational Resources through a central online repository developed by the European University Foundation.The modules include keywords and useful information to support the easy dissemination to interested parties and as well seamless integration into existing courses.

The list below directs you to the respective modules.

Learning modules that provide general knowledge in relation to disinformation, conspiracy myths and science communication:

Learning modules dedicated to controversially discussed topics prone to dis-/misinformation:

Learning modules addressing methodological know-how:

 Overall information on the learning modules is accessible here.

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