Presentation Title

Fact or fake? Teaching source evaluation across the lifespan through the lens of fake news (**Re-submission of accepted 2017 proposal with minor changes**)

Presenter Information

Jenny Dale, UNC GreensboroFollow

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

(**Re-submission of accepted 2017 proposal with minor changes**)

Teaching librarians have been tackling the issue of source evaluation with students in the K-12 and higher education environments as long as there have been sources to evaluate.In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, critical evaluation of sources emerged as a topic of national conversation under the name of “fake news.” This reframing of source evaluation has cache outside of information literacy circles and has generated significant interest on my university’s campus and beyond, and my colleagues and I have been fielding requests to teach “fake news” to a variety of audiences. In this presentation, I will provide a brief overview of interactive activities I have used to teach source evaluation through the lens of fake news to several audiences: undergraduate students at my university, middle and high school students, alumni attending reunion events, and local community members of all ages attending workshops on campus. I’ll also share the strategies I’ve used to adapt fake news evaluation activities based on audience, time frame, and technology.

Presentation Description

(**Re-submission of accepted 2017 proposal with minor changes**) The recent reframing of critical source evaluation under the name of “fake news” has led to requests for information literacy sessions focused on this theme. In this presentation, I’ll share how I’ve adapted a fake news evaluation activity for use with multiple audiences: undergraduates, alumni attending a reunion event, middle and high schoolers, and parents visiting campus. I’ll share the strategies I used to adapt these activities based on audience, time, and technology.

Keywords

Fake news, Critical Source Evaluation, Information Literacy, Authority

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 10:00 AM Sep 28th, 10:20 AM

Fact or fake? Teaching source evaluation across the lifespan through the lens of fake news (**Re-submission of accepted 2017 proposal with minor changes**)

Room 217

(**Re-submission of accepted 2017 proposal with minor changes**)

Teaching librarians have been tackling the issue of source evaluation with students in the K-12 and higher education environments as long as there have been sources to evaluate.In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, critical evaluation of sources emerged as a topic of national conversation under the name of “fake news.” This reframing of source evaluation has cache outside of information literacy circles and has generated significant interest on my university’s campus and beyond, and my colleagues and I have been fielding requests to teach “fake news” to a variety of audiences. In this presentation, I will provide a brief overview of interactive activities I have used to teach source evaluation through the lens of fake news to several audiences: undergraduate students at my university, middle and high school students, alumni attending reunion events, and local community members of all ages attending workshops on campus. I’ll also share the strategies I’ve used to adapt fake news evaluation activities based on audience, time frame, and technology.