Does your Facebook feed tell you that Avocados can cure cancer? Did your high school teenager tell you that a YouTuber is planning "Live On-Camera Abortion for Bitcoin Donations"? Do you regularly see political news headlines that sound outrageous but look like they come from a reputable source? Do you want to make sure you and your students can tell the difference between what's Fact and Fake?
This lecture will cover:
- a discussion around the societal impact of fake news
- the pervasiveness of and types of fake news (native advertising, misinformation, trolls, etc.)
- becoming better consumers of social media and the web - "digital citizenship"
- fast fact checking - digital literacy
This event is open to NIC faculty, students and employees and members of the public, but attendees must register in advance.
Light refreshments will be served from 10-10:25 am in the lobby outside the Stan Hagen Theatre before the lecture begins.
Mike Caulfield is the director of Blended and Networked Learning at Washington State University. His teaching focus for a number of years has been digital literacy. He has created a simple web literacy model that he applies when confronted with a news claim that seems dubious. Come and listen and learn from this expert and find out more about Mike's work at his "latest web incarnation," Hapgood.