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Critical Thinking - Web Disinformation

In April 2019, the Ministère de l’Éducation issued a Digital Competency Framework to develop our digital skills. This framework was defined by a set of skills related to the confident, critical, and creative use of digital technology to achieve learning objectives. It consists of 12 dimensions.


By the end of this training, participants will be able to assess their critical thinking skills, since this is indispensable knowledge in the digital age, and then discover the limits and benefits of using digital technology for information. They will also learn how to recognize fake news and its sources, as well as develop strategies to verify information. They will be able to better recognize their own biases and roles, and then develop prevention strategies for their social circle.

Asynchronous training: Training modules are available online at any time for the duration of your access. A memory aid is provided for printing on the platform.

1 hour 30 minutes

45.95$ CAD

Course content

Part 1 — General presentation

This presentation, featuring Nathalie R. Bernier, provides the following:

  • How to apply critical thinking while assessing digital content before using it;

  • Understanding of the issues related to media, scientific advances, technological evolution,
    and their use to apply critical thinking; especially with regard to the benefits and limitations of digital technology.

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Part 2 — Specific training

A presentation explaining how to develop critical thinking with regard to using digital technology.


Web giants collect far more information on us than any government in the world. They categorize us into echo chambers with people who mostly think like us. As traditional media continues to lose more ground, it is becoming essential to be vigilant and critical when using online content or tools. We must learn how to recognize fake news, identify falsification, and develop strategies to distinguish fact from fiction to decide whether to use or denounce the information, and thus avoid spreading rumours.


Three (3) teaching modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking

  • Module 2: Disinformation: Sources and Strategies

  • Module 3: Disinformation: Bias and Protection

Module 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking

  • Developing critical thinking;

  • Personal life and digital data;

  • Bias and algorithms;

  • Limitations and benefits of digital technology.

Module 2: Disinformation: Sources and Strategies

  • Fake news and its sources;

  • Verification strategies
    and how to inform yourself;

  • Trusted sites;

  • Impacts of disinformation.

Module 3: Disinformation: Biases and Protection

  • Definitions and
    types of bias;

  • Biases and networks;

  • Impacts of polarization.





A certificate will be issued at the participant’s request at the end of the training following successful completion of the assessment.


The training is intended for individuals, professionals, companies, and anyone else who wants to develop critical thinking skills to assess digital content before using it.


Nathalie R. Bernier – General presentation
Nathalie Faure – Specific training

Interactive training in the comfort of your home

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Cours complet : 3 months
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