Today’s assignment is to explore connections between digital literacy, fake news, open education, and politics. Our reading is Crap Detection 101, by Howard Rheingold.
We’ll discuss and riff on this through a Google Hangout to be held today from 12-1 pm eastern standard time. (I’m emailing people directly; email me if you’d like an invite; I’ll also share the link on Twitter) And we will continue to enjoy still more Twitter conversation. Don’t forget the hashtag #OpenLearning17.
Bonus content: the Snopes fake news archive.
If you’d like to catch up on this Open Learning MOOC project, check my post outlining the week’s resources and assignments. Look at the course’s main site. Feel free to listen to my audio introduction to digital literacy and why it matters for open education and/or to partake of the Twitter conversation (hashtag #OpenLearning17) .
Coming up for the rest of the week, one more day:
Friday, February 24: The future of digital literacy: audio statement from Bryan. Twitter live chatfrom 12-1 pm eastern standard time. Irrepressible Twitter conversation.
Bonus content: a new digital literacy politics.
I’m looking forward to your thoughts!