We are happy to announce that Hive Mind Courses are on! Free, self-paced courses aim to improve your critical thinking skills, deepen your understating of mechanisms behind disinformation, show you how to take control of your exposure online but also ways of using technology to create positive change and mobilize supporters for your cause.

 

HiveMind courses modules are put together by experts and the link between each of them will enable the learners to shift their mindsets and gain a holistic Digital Media Literacy skill set necessary to build an online resilient self.

Learn at your own pace on your own schedule.

You can register now for the following courses:

“Building Positive Narratives”

In this course, you will learn how stories and narratives make disinformation popular and believable. You will learn how to counter dangerous beliefs and attitudes and understand how to use social media features in favor of your narratives. Through persuasion, a mapping technique, and essential story elements, you will learn how to reach specific audience and build a powerful story.

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Available also in: AlbanianHungarianMacedonianPolishRomanianRussian and Spanish

“Digital Campaigning Basics”

This course covers core elements of a ‘people-powered’ campaign – a tool for mobilizing mass audiences to support activists’ causes. Based on real-life examples, you’ll also cover practical tools needed to create your own campaigns.

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Available also in: Russian

“Countering Disinformation”

In this course you will learn how to distinguish between various types of disinformation and avoid traps such as echo chambers, polarization or propaganda. Moreover, we will share with you the essential knowledge and tools to tackle disinformation more effectively.

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Available also in: AlbanianHungarianMacedonianPolishRomanianRussian and Spanish

“Think Twice: Media Literacy Online”

Thanks to this course you will learn new skills and gain knowledge about e.g. bot detection method, common biases that distort information, how to recognize different types of misinformation, how propaganda works and what you can do to become more digitally resilient.

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Available also in: AlbanianHungarianMacedonianPolishRomanian and Russian

“Digital Safety & Security”

The goal of the course is to cover fundamental cyber security concepts, state surveillance, cyber-crime, as well as specific ways of how to model threats using a framework developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation – EFF. You will learn how to develop an empowered mindset towards improving and valuing privacy and security, understand the importance of a wide range of threats to privacy and security,  and how to apply core techniques for protecting Digital Security.

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“Open Data for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)”

The goal of the course is to equip civil society practitioners with up-to-date knowledge and skills essential for data analysis, creating data-based, digital campaigns, or measuring the effectiveness of Internet-based interventions bringing about a positive social change.

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If you are a CSO activist and/or educator, visit Hive Mind – a learning space for Activists, Trainers and Organizations around the world which help civil society actors build their digital resilience.