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ERIC Number: EJ1103396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1933-5954
Empowering Students to Make Sense of an Information-Saturated World: The Evolution of "Information Searching and Analysis"
Wittebols, James H.
Communications in Information Literacy, v10 n1 p1-13 2016
How well students conduct research online is an increasing concern for educators at all levels, especially higher education. This paper describes the evolution of a course that examines confirmation bias, information searching, and the political economy of information as keys to becoming more information and media literate. After a key assignment in which students assess their own tendency to engage in confirmation bias, students research a social justice issue across web, news and academic research resources. Designed to build good analytical skills in assessing the trustworthiness of a variety of sources of information, the course empowers students as researchers, citizens and consumers.
Communications in Information Literacy. Director, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Library, Schusterman Center, 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135. Tel: 918-660-3222; Fax: 918-660-3215; e-mail: editors@comminfolit.org; Web site: http://www.comminfolit.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada