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Tuesday, June 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fact or Fiction? Bogus or Bonafide? How to Determine the Validity of Online Information LIMITED

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Have you ever seen something shared on Facebook ten thousand times that is so obviously FAKE?  Why is so much false information shared online? How easy is it to create credible false information?

In this fun and fast-paced session, I will share they HOW and WHY fake information flourishes online and the tools to share with YOUR students so they can de-bunk it.  They need our help to outsmart the memes!  You will leave this session with ways to research the validity of online information as well as tips and tools to share with your students.  And during an election year, the ability to discern fact from fiction is more important than ever.

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Julie Smith

professor, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
M212 Library M212 Library