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Notes from  Facing History course #FHOnline

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I’m taking this 3-day online workshop from Facing History Again: Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age.

It’s a great topic to explore right after Trump took office. 

I started writing this 3 days ago and haven’t been able to engage with the course as much as I would like…

Notes from exploring the pre-course orientation:
There’s a page on promoting reflective learning and this quote in the beginning of it struck me:

“The things of the world become human for us only when we can discuss them with our fellows. We humanize what is going on in the world and in ourselves only by speaking of it, and in the course of speaking of it we learn to be human.”- Hannah Arendt

And this explains to me my hunger for my digital networks. How the digital enables connections that promote humanity. If done just right.

I was happy to see this video (one of my fave ever) by Jay Smooth on how to tell someone they’re racist

I hope I can engage more with the workshop. Today is day two and talking confirmation bias. So relevant in the time of fake news. I think confirmation bias is probably more of a problem…as are the lack of human connections…

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