Learn to Discern empowers individuals, communities, and institutions to increase awareness, gain knowledge, and develop skills and behaviors for participating in the digital space without harm to their own and others’ wellbeing, dignity, and humanity. It enables them to:
- Identify and use quality information to make decisions
- Recognize and mitigate the impact of manipulative information
- Curb the spread of such information to others
Learn to Discern approach builds emotional control and cognitive reflection, critical and analytical thinking, empathy, and other mental habits to overcome intuitive yet addictive and highly manipulative features of today’s informational ecosystem. It builds technical skills such as cross-checking information and verification techniques. It also provides techniques for overcoming social incentives for negative information engagement, such as the desire for validation or belonging. Our curriculum covers these and other contextually relevant topics.
Learn to Discern based online courses, often called Very Verified or other fun, locally resonant names, are built for today’s busy, information-saturated world. They are engaging, interactive, fun, and can be used as a self-paced learning platform or as part of blended instruction where online learning is reinforced by facilitated workshops.