Seven Things Every Instructor Should Know About Fake News!

October 12, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Open to: All instructors and academic support staff


#1: Don't fall for click-bait headlines like the one above!

Join us for a lively discussion about strategies and suggestions for helping students better navigate "alternative facts," unreliable sources, and sloppy sharing. In particular, how can students evaluate news sources effectively for veracity and value as sources? How do we address gaps in their media and digital literacy skills? 

Hear from Media Studies and College Writing faculty as well as Library staff about some resources and ideas. We also encourage participants to share their assignments/lesson ideas as well as any questions or challenges they want to discuss.

Registration is not required, but please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. Light refreshments will be served.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on October 11, 2017 - 5:00pm.

Series Details: Designing for a Digital Age

How do we equip ourselves and our students to navigate an increasingly complex information landscape? What are best practices that we can share regarding digital content creation, consumption, and dissemination?

This is a series of monthly informal discussions on the tools, ethics, implications, and effects of our choices in digital pedagogy. All are welcome!

Hosted by the Berkeley College Writing Programs and the Library.