Instagram, Memes and Viral Videos...Oh My!

November 21, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Instructors

In the "misinformation" age, it can be difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction, especially when we are inundated with a seemingly infinite cycle of media being copied, shared, retweeted, and modified. Deep fake videos are challenging our ability to know what is real. How do we assess authority and authenticity in a digital world? How do we model ethical information behaviors for our students?

Join us to discuss viral media and what we can do to help students understand how and why to authenticate digital sources. Library staff will also share strategies for facilitating critical discussions about citations, copyright, and ownership to further our students’ contributions to the scholarly conversation.

Refreshments provided.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on November 21, 2019 - 3:30pm.

Series description

Join us for our ongoing conversation series about critical thinking and teaching in a digital age. 

All instructors and academic staff are welcome; no prior experience necessary. Free snacks and adult beverages included!

Hosted by the Berkeley College Writing Programs and the Library.