Can you spot a fake?

REGISTER NOW: Mike Caulfield Lecture

Learn about the tools you can use to discern between what's fact and what's fake in this guest lecture from Mike Caulfield, brought to you by NIC's Library & Learning Commons and funded by NICFA.

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.

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