Evaluating Information

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  • Title: Evaluating Information: Fighting biases, identifying truth, and finding common ground in the digital world
  • Author(s): Christine Sayers
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Learning Design and Leadership Modules
  • Series: Computing
  • Keywords: Internet, Research, Algorithms, Sources, Analysis

Abstract

This module is geared toward students grades 9-12. The goal of this module is to develop the skills to evaluate digital sources by considering their context, the dissemination of information, and the perspectives/agendas of the authors and publishers. Students will consider how algorithms and “filter bubbles” play a role in online research. By the end of this module, students will have increased ability to evaluate sources and critically analyze context.