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Identifying and Combating Fake News (Short Course)

100% Online Study

20 Hr Short Course

Any Device, Any Time

Self Paced Study

Fake news has always been around. But lately it seems as though it’s becoming more and more common. With the wide reach of the internet and social media, fake news can spread like wildfire. In this environment, it’s important for businesses to know how to recognize and cope with it.

With this short course on Identifying and Combatting Fake News course, understand the impacts of fake news, learn strategies to deal with it, and how to turn a potential crisis into opportunities for promotion and growth if your business becomes a victim of it.

There are 7 Lessons in this course:

1. Course Overview

    • Learning Objectives
    • Pre-Assignment
    • Pre-Course Assessment

2. Evolution of ‘The Truth’

    • The Truth
    • Pre-Assignment Review
    • Fake News Defined
    • Making Connections: Your Thoughts
    • The Media Safety Valve
    • Making Connections: Your Advisors

3. The Challenge of ‘Social’

    • What is the Purpose of the Media?
    • Making Connections: Social Communication
    • Feeding the Machine
    • Making Connections: Your Advisors

4. Life of a Target

    • Links in the Chain
    • How Fake News Spreads
    • You as a Link
    • Making Connections: Power of Persuasion
    • Understanding Your Company
    • Making Connections: Newsfeed Search
    • Forums for Your Audience
    • Making Connections: Storefront Review

5. Deconstructing Fake News

    • Deconstructing Fake News
    • Making Connections: A Fake News Encounter
    • Separating Fact from fiction
    • Making Connections: Real or Fake

6. Coping with a Crisis

    • Coping with a Crisis
    • From Crisis To Opportunity
    • Crisis Defined
    • Shrinking the Target
    • Making Connections: Reaction Time
    • Staying Clear of the Smear
    • Real Versus Fake Revisited

7. Proactive Approaches

    • Letting Social Media Serve You
    • Understanding Your Customers
    • A Closer Look at Customers Activity
    • Relationships Reviewed
    • Making Connections: A Look at Methods
    • Examining Your Ingredients
    • Making Connections: Checklist
    • Reaching Out Online
    • Making Connections: Reaching Out
    • Maintaining the Momentum
    • Your Fake News Reaction Online
    • Personal Action Plan
    • Summary

Upon completing the Short Course very last lesson, you will be offered an automated test. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a “certificate of completion” with your name and completion date on it.

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First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

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Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  

Online study can by difficult but we are here to help you every step of the way.  

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