Saturday, May 12, 2018

Tutorial on #fakenews

Karli Mair (Emerging Technologies Librarian at East Campus Library, Valencia College) has made available an online module about evaluating online news articles. Mair wrote "The content is a mixture of video, text, and activities to demonstrate the fake news types: completely fake, distorted, satire, and clickbait. A practice quiz with feedback and a final quiz using actual news sources provide assessment of news evaluation skills. All content is sourced through Creative Commons, the public domain, by permission, or it is written by me. It takes about 45-60 minutes for students to complete."
The module has aims aligning with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.
Until October 2018 it is available without having to download on iSpring Cloud at
It is also available on Canvas Commons Module under the title How to Spot Fake News for the Public Mair writes "The module uses SCORM, so your school must have the SCORM LTI enabled for the module to report to the gradebook. The Canvas version of the module includes a question bank to promote academic honesty.... If you do end up using the module, please let me know how!"
Photo by Sheila Webber: early cherry blossom, April 2018

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