Putting Civic Online Reasoning in Civics Class

Putting Civic Online Reasoning in Civics Class

Putting Civic Online Reasoning in Civics Class

Founded in 2015

The Civic Online Reasoning Program is an educational initiative through the Stanford History Education Group that produces exercises and assessments to instruct students on how to judge the credibility of online content. It also develops rubrics that can be used to assess student performance.

Putting Civic Online Reasoning in Civics Class is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Fully operational
Intended users
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
Stanford University
Founder/primary contact
Sam Wineburg

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?

Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Stanford History Education Group

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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