In this episode, we talk with Mike Caulfield, director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver and head of the Digital Polarization Initiative at the American Democracy Project. Mike talks about some of the shortcomings of the way information and web literacy has been traditionally taught, the moves and heuristics he and his colleagues at the Digital Polarization Initiative are teaching their students, and the strategies they’re using for helping students re-think how they make sense of sources and information. If you have any interest in fake news or fact-checking or viral content or just helping students find and work with sources, you’ll find this interview engaging and practical.
• Hapgood, Mike Caulfield’s blog, https://hapgood.us/
• @holden, Mike Caulfield’s Twitter account, https://twitter.com/holden
• Digital Polarization Intiative, http://www.aascu.org/AcademicAffairs/ADP/DigiPo/
• Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers, https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/front-matter/web-strategies-for-student-fact-checkers/
• A Short History of CRAAP, https://hapgood.us/2018/09/14/a-short-history-of-craap/