Fake News and Information Literacy in Higher Education

Interesting podcast on fake news and Information Literacy in higher education.

Circulating Ideas

Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, an Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and author of Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era.

22167979633_1d10e9fe45_oDr. Nicole A. Cooke is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is also the Program Director for the MS in Library and Information Science program. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship , and her latest book is Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era (ALA Editions, 2018).

troy-swansonTroy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. Troy is the author or editor of several books and articles including co-editor of Not Just Where to Click:…

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Should we permit use of mobile devices in our classrooms?

Janet Forde, our colleague in Mesa, brought this blog post to my attention today.  Since the topic of banning laptops and cellphones in class was a topic of discussion in the  May Writing Program workshops, I thought some of you might find this information interesting and useful.   Materials also include research on the benefits of handwritten note-taking.