Real News, Fake News, College: Think you can spot fake news? Hear from Mike Caulfield about his techniques for teaching students to ditch their biases and determine whether a news story is valid. Mike discusses our tendency to believe news stories that support our views and dismiss stories that are contrary to them. Learn some easy methods to reduce cognitive overload and quickly assess whether you can trust the news stories you find online. Plus, listen in for the debut of newest co-host, Marisol Morales.Listen now and weigh in online using #CompactNationPod.
Compact Nation Podcast Season 3 Episode 2
- Mike Caulfield’s blog post, “Stop Reacting and Start Doing the Process”
- Four Moves fact-checking techniques
- Stanford History Education Group
- Online verification skills video series
- Mike Caulfield’s book
- CIVIL journalism ecosystem
Meet the guest
Mike Caulfield is currently the director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver, and head of the Digital Polarization Initiative of the American Democracy Project, a multi-school pilot to change the way that online media literacy is taught. Currently rolling out at 12 U.S. universities, the project’s pilot involves over 80 course sections, 40 faculty, and thousands of students.
Marisol Morales is the vice president for network leadership at Campus Compact, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.