Education and critical digital literacy: how to teach students to navigate fake news

January 3, 2017

Digital education: Pedagogy online


  • In 1993, educational technologist Seymour Papert suggested that a teacher from the nineteenth century transported into the mid-1990s would feel at home in the classroom. Twenty years on, this is no longer true. Mike Sharples weighs up a study on the great migration to digital education, from 'flipped' teaching to MOOCs.

Teach students to navigate fake news, say researchers

Times Higher Education

  • Universities should be providing students with “critical digital literacy”, skills to understand and the potential hazards of “fake news” and media manipulation on social media sites, say academics behind a new study.

Helping to Visualize Fake News

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Filippo Menczer, a professor of informatics and computer science, and colleagues at Indiana University at Bloomington have built a tool called Hoaxy. With the new platform scholars are hoping to demonstrate how fake news spreads and what topics people are posting about.

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All


  • We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake. A new report pulls together some stark numbers on this: Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. But when educators are buried under problems beyond their control, here's a solution: Get mindful.

21 Tips for Connecting Learners to Their Community

Getting Smart

  • Place and Community Based approaches can be transformative for students, teachers, schools and communities. But successfully bringing learning out of the classroom requires good relationships between educators, administrators, students and the community. These tips can help in getting started with Place-Based Education.

Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate


  • Companies use lots and lots of data to help them sell you stuff. The data they collect is now essential for their business. So why aren't the best minds in higher education doing more to tap all that information to improve teaching and learning? Now, some of them are. Schools are testing new tools that give professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.

A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia

The New York Times

  • Sham scholarly publications and academic conferences without rigor reflect a fundamental weakness of modern higher education: Too many Ph.D.-holders need to publish in order to advance professionally, get better jobs or secure tenure. Even within the halls of respectable academia, the difference between legitimate and fake publications and conferences is far blurrier than scholars would like to admit.

How scientists use Slack


  • Billed as 'team communication for the twenty-first century', Slack is a platform on which groups can share files, data, news and generally track their work. From the labs at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to MIT and Harvard, here are eight ways that scientists are using Slack in their labs.

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