Summer Institute: Promoting Online Civic Reasoning and Media Literacy
The most recent Presidential election cycle demonstrated vividly a need for all citizens to learn the critical thinking and media literacy skills necessary to navigate new media landscapes. Given the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, social media, and the rise of fake news, it is clear that those in higher education have a responsibility to equip students with strategies and skills that help them assess the reliability and validity of information they encounter online. In this workshop, you’ll survey a range of activities that can be employed in a variety of disciplines to advance students’ online civic reasoning, media literacy skills, and capabilities to communicate effectively and ethically in online environments. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.