Project News

Progress on case studies and other outputs

During an intensive 2-day work meeting, with all De Facto partners having gathered on September 5-6 in Palermo, Sicily, we reviewed the progress on the key outputs of the project. Reports indicate that the challenging timetable is being successfully followed and that a total of 8 thematic case studies are nearing completion. With each case…

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A new FB communication channel

In the last few months, while many people enjoy their vacation, we were working on setting up and expanding anothe communciation channel to stay close to our audience. The new De Facto page on Facebook now has more than 1700 followers and the community is growing at a pace. We will be using this channel…

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Progress check: Disinformation case studies

With summer in full swing, De Facto is not on vacation. Partners are working intensively on a set of very specific case studies through which, in a variety of learning environment, we will be introducing to educators and learners the new approach to mis- and disinformation based on cognitive science. We have already agreed most…

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De Facto milestone reached

The De Facto project partners gathered in Velenje, Slovenia, on May 16-17, to take stock of the activity progress. A very-intensive 2-day session recognised that a major milestone is now reached with the official closure of the work on the new, education-related framework od mis- and disinformation. This framework is now available, conveniently spread along…

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Progress check: survey on learning assignment practices gaining traction

Our De Facto surveys on the learning assignment practices are getting traction now. The survey which is oriented towards educators has 536 respondents so far, and the survey which explores the learners’ side of this learning activity has collected 1239 responses (both numbers as of today). We are soon to start processing the available data…

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De Facto Surveys Launched

We are now officially launching two De Facto surveys to collect information on the practices and attitudes related to sourcing and using different types of information. We are focusing on learners (16+) in schools, universities and adult learning, and on teachers and educators. The surveys are available in English, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Polish and…

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De Facto now liaises with the European Commission

A few months in our work, we took some time to write about our concerns and suggestions on tackling disinformation and its impact on education and training systems in letters to Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. We are thankful for the reply…

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Official start of project

De Facto partners gathered for the first time in Sofia on October 15-16, giving a start to the project. NTCenter, the coordinator, hosted the intensive meeting with day one dedicated to the scientific base of the De Facto concept. Andy Stoycheff, the project initiator, made an introduction to relevant subject matter coming from the fields…

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