Public Courseware

Caulfield, M., Lyvteyenko, J, Ctrl-F: Find the Facts. CIVIX. (2020). Mini-course sequence of videos, activities, and teaching materials produced with Canadian non-profit CIVIX, as part of program currently rolling out to hundreds of Canadian primary and secondary schools. Funded by Department of Canadian Heritage, and currently being assessed for student impact. Post-production by Ramshackle Pictures. Released May 2020.

Caulfield, M. Infodemic. Sifting through the Pandemic. Short public mini-course in applying the SIFT method to COVID-19 misinformation. Initially created in February 2020 as part of subgrant with the National Writing Project to bring a current issue into high school classrooms for student fact-checking, the site has received favorable mentions from Politifact and the New York Times. Released February 2020. 

Caulfield, M. Check, Please! Starter Course. Produced as part of work funded by the Misinformation Solutions Forum runner-up award, the course, designed so that it can be forked, modified, and updated by any teacher, solidified the SIFT method and is now widely used by university libraries to teach digital information literacy.  Released February 2019.

Caulfield, M.  Online Verification Skills with Mike Caulfield. Initial work with CIVIX as part of their Newswise project. Four-video sequence on the basics of the SIFT method, with post-production by Ramshackle Pictures. Released June 2018.

Caulfield, M. Introduction to Digital Literacy and Citizen Fact-Checking. Canvas course, complete with teacher guide and assessments produced in support of AASCU’s ten institution pilot of what was then called the “Four Moves” approach (later SIFT).  Internal assessments showed marked pre/post-test improvements as did an independent CUNY Staten Island assessment. Released under CC BY license. Disseminated internally 2017, released into Canvas Commons in January 2018.

Caulfield, M. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. Course text showing basic web skills for source and claim verification online. Originally developed to support AASCU’s Digital Polarization Initiative; released under open license in February 2017 through PressBooks. Winner of the MERLOT award for best open learning resource in the ICT category, 2017.


Caulfield, M. (2018). Heuristics for the Online Curator. Curbing the Spread of Misinformation: Insights, Innovations, and Interpretations From the Misinformation Solutions Forum. RTI Press.

Caulfield, M. (2018). For Online Media Literacy that Works, Speed and Ease Matters. Trust, Media, and Democracy. Knight Foundation. 

Caulfield, M. (2017). Info-environmentalism: An introduction. EDUCAUSE Review. EDUCAUSE.

Caulfield, M. (2017). Can Higher Education Save the Web? EDUCAUSE Review. EDUCAUSE.

Caulfield, M., Collier, A., &  Halawa, S. (2013). Rethinking Online Community in MOOCs Used for Blended Learning. EDUCAUSE Review. EDUCAUSE.

Caulfield, M. Designing Open Materials Intentionally for the Blended Classroom. EDUCAUSE Review. EDUCAUSE.

Caulfield, M. (2010). eCitizenship, Empowerment, and Rights. AASCU’s American Democracy Project. American Association of State Colleges and Universities.