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« on: Friday, 10 November, 2017 @ 13:01:31 »
Fake news: Universities offer tips on how to spot it

In January, to coincide with the anniversary of Mr Trump's inauguration, the OU will publish a series of YouTube videos, designed to help the general public make more informed decisions about news.

These ideas strike a chord with Dr Andrew Bell, of Sheffield University's Methods Institute.

It got in first, with a free online course on how to spot misleading statistics in the media, launched this week.

Universities to be warned over misleading adverts

Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students.

With hundreds of thousands of young people in the process of applying, universities are going to be warned by the advertising watchdog that they need to prove the accuracy of their claims.

It is expected that universities will be told not to mislead or exaggerate in language used in adverts for students.

They will scrutinise claims such as being in the "top 1%".

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Depends which ranking list you view, the University of Sheffield comes in at 82 on the latest list but is placed 104 in the latest Times Higher Education rankings.

Free online course launched by the University of Sheffield this week back in February, 2016:
Making Sense of Data in the Media