Good Sources, Academia, and Fake News

Good Sources, Academia, Fake News Fake news is a hot topic, these days, for reasons that are too complicated to get into here. But just the other day I was in a meeting in which the legitimacy of student sources came up, and I was reminded of two things: Teaching students how to tell the difference between good and bad sources is a recurring challenge in education at all levels, including graduate school, and It is largely education’s responsibility – to society – to cultivate the “information fluency” skills necessary for distinguishing between good and bad sources. One of the education writers I follow – Mike Caulfield, through his blog Hapgood – recently wrote a compelling post on the subject of fake news and its Read more >>
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