How can we help students fight fake news by teaching them information literacy?
In an article by The Chronicle of Higher Education, David Gooblar from the University of Iowa provided advice on how to incorporate information literacy into your courses.
His advice includes partnering with your librarians on-campus to incorporate learnings in your classroom, teaching students how to evaluate sources based on author credentials and ideological spectrums, and encouraging “lateral” reading – having your students consult a variety of sources to verify a claim.
The takeaway? Regardless of a student’s future career ambitions, information literacy is a meta-skill must in order to master any subject, and we need to make sure our students are gaining this literacy while at our institutions.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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