Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload

Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload

Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload

Founded in 2015

Media Lit: Overcoming Information Overload is an online media literacy course hosted by Arizona State University that educates users on the skills needed to navigate the information ecosystem, to engage as viewers and creators of information, and to analyze information, distinguishing between true and false information.

Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Fully operational
Intended users
General public, Teachers/Students
Tool focus
This tool is process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
Method or technology
Online course or game
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Arizona State University
Founder/primary contact
Dan Gillmor, Kristy Roschke

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of information consumers who are better able to identify and avoid false information online.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

University of Arizona funded and created the initial course, and there is a $25 certificate of completion on that generates additional revenue.

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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