Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

How can educators teach students to evaluate news in a post-truth era?? Oxford Dictionaries defines post-truth as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief," which has been named the word of the year. According to a segment "Fake News" by 60 … Continue reading Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

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April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

**The access the audio recording from the session, click here!** Our last Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of” Teaching Information in the Age of Google.” Presenters shared previous experience with teaching courses dealing with literacy, and effective strategies for improving success for a diverse range of college students. An audience of approximately 35 faculty and … Continue reading April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google: April 19th Session

What exactly is information literacy?? "Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." - Association of College & Research Libraries. Dr. Daniel Russell, a technologist who studies how people use Google to access information in … Continue reading Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google: April 19th Session