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

Description: 

#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

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

Series Details: Designing for a Digital Age

Join us for our ongoing conversation series about critical thinking and teaching in a digital age. Our theme for Fall 2018 is Reimagining Writing. How are concepts like style, authorship, authenticity, and authority evolving as remixing, collaboration, and even artificial intelligence tools become more commonplace in content creation? How can we rethink audience, privilege, knowledge, and research practices in ways that are both rigorous and generative?

All programs will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  in the Academic Innovation Studio.

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.