Presenter Information

Dan Chibnall, Drake University

Location

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Start Date

5-31-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

5-31-2018 2:00 PM

Description

The concept of fake news has been around for centuries but it has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Social media, the prevalence of online information, and divisive social issues have created an atmosphere that forces us to reassess the way we teach information literacy skills for lifelong learning. This lightning session will focus on the development and delivery of a course centered around the analysis of fake news through the lens of information literacy concepts.

Keywords

information literacy, academic libraries, social media

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May 31st, 1:00 PM May 31st, 2:00 PM

Fake News and Information Literacy in the 21st Century

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

The concept of fake news has been around for centuries but it has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Social media, the prevalence of online information, and divisive social issues have created an atmosphere that forces us to reassess the way we teach information literacy skills for lifelong learning. This lightning session will focus on the development and delivery of a course centered around the analysis of fake news through the lens of information literacy concepts.