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Upcoming Event

REGISTER NOW: Mike Caulfield Lecture & Intensive Seminar & Workshop 

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? Learn about the tools you can use to discern between the two from Mike Caulfield, lecture & workshop brought to you by the Library & Learning Commons and funded by NICFA.



Event #1 (open to all NIC employees and the public)

Guest Speaker: Mike Caulfield

  • 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

June 14th  @Stan Hagan (CV Campus)

10:00 - 11:45  




Event #2 (open to NIC Faculty)

Digital Literacy Intensive Seminar Workshop

  • further discussion about digital literacy
  • lateral reading method
  • practice fact checking methods with examples

June 14th  @PNT 121 (CV Campus)

1:00 - 2:30     


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. Find out more about Mike's work at his "latest web incarnation", Hapgood.

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