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Tuesday, December 11 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Developing critical literacies: What students need to know about “fake news”

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In our “post-truth” era, fact and fiction can be difficult to distinguish, and fake news and misinformation spread rapidly and with ease. In this new reality, education plays a more urgent and important role than ever before: as educators, we must equip today’s youth with the skills and competencies they will need to critically and responsibly navigate the world. In this presentation, participants will be provided with an in-depth look at the “fake news” phenomenon and will be introduced to a variety of tools, resources, and strategies for helping students to become critically literate learners and citizens.

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Dr. Alec Couros

Professor- Information and Communication Technologies, University of Regina
Alec Couros is a Professor of educational technology and media and the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CST
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