Savoir Devenir (SD) objectives in YouCheck! are:
- Enhance Media literacy at large among students and the general public, via a solution-based approach, very well fit to the current situation, where general distrust in information leads to an increase of complotism and endangers key democratic values
- Provide lesson plans for the totally renewed French highschool programme to start in Sept 2019, which includes ML and dramatically lacks educational resources
- Get solid evaluation of the impact of solution-based fact-checking ML actions to promote ML more widely in the education
- Empower citizens and associations with upstanding verification tools and methodologies
- Disseminate on a large scales the tools developed with the project
- Enrich existing ML communities and create new ones in order to ensure sustainability of our work
- Create, between partners, further synergies and links for furthers actions and projects
SNSPA (Romanian SNSPA) is a public university in Bucharest, Romania, which includes all three educational levels: undergraduate, master, and doctorate. The high academic and professional training turned the SNSPA into a successful project, one of the most popular options among high school graduates or professionals in various fields who wish to deepen their studies.
SNSPA will deal with piloting the toolbox developed in the project, by means of targeting – via 2 iterations – the public at large (focus groups and beta-testers online). The results of the testing process will be used for optimizing, and improving the project outputs. All finding will be thoroughly disseminated with all partners.
UNED is a world reference in the world of distance education. In this sense, and between 2014 and 2017, we led the development and implementation of the ECO project, based on the dissemination of academic knowledge through the so-called MOOC (Massive, Open, Online Courses), within the framework of CIP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program).
Following the spirit with which ECO was conceived, UNED participates in the YouCheck project! with the aim of providing the necessary media to host the planned courses, train the teachers involved in the project, create a collaborative education environment, and put their experience in the dissemination of projects of this scope to the service of YouCheck!
UU is home to several creative and successful research environments and is currently heading a large-scale project to support MIL, named the News Evaluator, funded by Vinnova. UU is a large multidisciplinary department.
As researchers in education UU will safeguard the impact on learning in school contexts. Drawing from current and previous experiences from developing and evaluating teaching and learning MIL UU will support the project by highlighting possibilities and challenges when implementing new technology to support MIL.
The objectives of Uppsala University (UU) in YouCheck! are:
- Bringing the tools and educational materials of YouCheck to classrooms and scientifically evaluating the impact of using this to promote MIL like fact-checkers among teenagers.
- Assess and test how skills and attitudes are developed from navigating digital news with digital scaffolds and the InVID verification plugin.
- Disseminate evidence based digital tools and materials from the project to schools and academia
As a world-renown news agency, AFP has developed strong ties with the media education community in France and abroad, e.g. with the French association «Entre les lignes» in which AFP journalists are intervening in classrooms.
AFP Medialab has led the development of the InVID free verification plugin within the InVID Horizon 2020 project . This browser extension is now maintained and enhanced within a new Horizon 2020 project WeVerify. It has attracted some 16.000 users from 184 countries around the World. Although the plugin has been designed for journalists and fact-checkers, the media education sector is one of the communities using it worldwide for its capacity to easily verify pictures and videos, especially through similarity search on several search engines.
A couple of sessions to train teachers using this toolbox have already been organized in France with the help of the French media literacy center of the ministry of Education (CLEMI).