Programming to Promote Information Literacy in the Era of Fake News
20 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018
Date Written: April 24, 2018
Given the instant availability of information and the proliferation of questionable news, the ability to critically examine information before consuming it is of increasing importance. The need for excellent information literacy skills is evident, but lacking. This article highlights reasons for the resistance to existing information literacy efforts, and suggests components for information literacy programming, with a focus on fake news.
Keywords: Critical Reading, Fake News, Fake News Program, Information Literacy, Information Literacy Programming, Instructional Programming, Literacy, Media Literacy, Post-Truth World
JEL Classification: I2, I29, K00, K19
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