Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World (State University of New York)

What recommendations do you have for other facilitators who are using "Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World"? Consider sharing additional resources you found helpful, activities that worked particularly well, and some reflections on who this course is best suited for. For more information, see this course on P2PU’s course page.

This course received a 4 star rating from a facilitator!

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
The videos were general overviews. The participants who did the readings got more out of the program than those who didn’t.

Do you have any stories from the learning circle you want to share with the P2PU community?
Encouraging participants to look for resources to share with the whole group was extremely successful and resulted in the participants becoming very engaged.

About how many people showed up for the first meeting?
10

About how many people showed up for the last meeting?
7

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star(s)?
The videos were a little light on content, and several participants were critical of that.

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
Learning Circles are an easy way to deliver content.

This course received a 3 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
hOW INSIDIOUS FACEBOOK IS

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Research more articles and statements that I come in contact with.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
3

Why did you give the course 3 star/stars?
Our facilitator had to add material to fill out course (maybe she was supposed to?)

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
Different viewpoints and a feeling of safety saying what you believed not face to face

This course received a 4 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Improved ways to fact check, better ways to respond to nonfactual statements.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
I’ll be fact checking and share the process w family and friends.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
I’d prefer to have had the entire reading list and a course outline at the start.

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
I believe this information is needed.

This course received a 4 star rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Learned a lot about fake news, how to determine what type of news is fake,

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
really not sure how I will apply it,

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
did not care for the provided videos

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
very good way to discuss sensitive topics