Fact-checking at Eurasia Global: Hobby and Business, Environmental Impact and the Post-Truth Era

On September 5, the participants of "Eurasia Global" within the framework of the business program learned first-hand about the process of creating a business, what is fact-checking and "visited" the library of educational techniques and formats.
Speakers of the track "Partnerships in education and competence development. The new role of human potential" introduced the ways to maintain the involvement of students to the audience.
The head of the direction "Recruiting, Selection and Matriculation, Teacher for Russia" Svetlana Vetkhova told about involvement in training through "space":
"It is not always interesting for students to be in the location that was prepared in advance. If they create an environment around themselves — move chairs, sit on the floor, draw - then their level of involvement in the work will increase."
The leader of the support team Yandex Practicum Olga Lebedeva shared her practical experience in collecting feedback from students. For example, such forms as a mentimeter (for a quick response to assess the involvement in the workshop) and an interview (for a full assessment of what happened to the students) are necessary analyze the result. This data allows students to design their ideas and reflect on them.
Natalia Moiseenkova, the creator of the corporate training platform "Theory and Practice" and K-AMPUS, is engaged in adult education. She spoke about designing a platform for corporate training and building an individual development plan for students:
"This module is built on the basis of soft-skills testing. A neural network is used for this purpose. A person chooses the current position or the one in which he wants to be in 3-5 years. Then an individual development plan is automatically built. In this way, students see a path from point A to point B."
Leonardo Párraga, a specialist in digital interaction with the youth of the CIVICUS Alliance, suggested talking to each other not only with the mind, but also with the soul. So, in his opinion, a person will be able to see a person in another.
Participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with the primary entrepreneurial experience from experts of business communities in the format of an open dialogue. The speakers explained when a hobby can become a business and what qualities an entrepreneur needs to develop.
Thus, the curator and the speaker of the community of young entrepreneurs of the federal program "From idea to Business" Alexey Chetvergof advised "to do what you get buzz from", but to remember: "A hobby can become a business if it makes a profit."
Leonid Nesterenko, the director of the Association of Producers of Bottled Drinking Water, referred to the experience that showed that hobbies and business should be distinguished:
"When a hobby becomes a job, you need to look for another hobby."
According to businessmen, everyone has entrepreneurial spirit. The key difference between an established entrepreneur and a potential one is motivation. If there is a need for people to work for themselves, then they will become entrepreneurs.
On the track "The Voice of Youth – modern media and communication methods", the speakers discussed the content of fact-checking and the post-truth era. The participants of the meeting practised distinguishing truth from lie and to identify fake signs.
UN journalist, two-time Emmy Award winner for her work as a News Producer on the NBC TV channel Laura Quiñones explained why it is so important to understand and know the types of fact-checking:
"By exposing fake news, you help the entire media community."
Tina Berezhnaya, the IT Adviser to the CEO at RT, an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design/ Media Department, spoke about new technologies of "fake prevention":
"New technologies are everything for us. Of course, the machine will never be able to identify a fake out of a million true news with an absolute guarantee. But certain algorithms, in any case, will be able to facilitate human work in this area."
The experts of the workshop "Ecological impact: food of the future, from the garden to the trash" thought about the issues of conscious consumption. The popularity of the topic of ecology today gives a powerful impetus to corporations to recycle waste properly.
The guests note that on average, about 50 tons of waste from shopping centers are processed per month. It is pleasing that over the past six years the number of megastores that are conscious about recycling has increased.
A modern trend - the transition to the ethics of consumption - was emphasized. It is necessary to invent a new eco-friendly packaging. Russia is going to ban about thirty types of plastic. A corresponding eco-startup is developing: creating an alternatives to plastic.

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