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Fake News, Facts, Education, Government ...and Truth: February 3, 2017

  • 03 Feb 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online meeting info in Registration Confirmation Email [also check your Junk folder] and via email 24 hours prior to event start


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Fake News, Facts, Education, Government ...and Truth"

Ilene Frank (Multiple Sites), Librarian;
Kae Novak, Instructional Designer & Student Success Coordinator for Online Learning, Front Range Community College

TLT Group Moderators: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Sally Gilbert

Date: 2/3/2017
1:30 - 2:00 PM ET 
 pre session.
2:00 -3:00 PM ET Main event.
3:00 - 3:30 PM ET After thoughts


Education, scholarship, research, and legitimate government depend on our confidence in sources of truth.  Our faith in the validity, reliability, and persistence of those sources depends on the links that connect us to them.  Links like citation and attribution, ….

“Fake News” and “Alternate Facts” break those links and undermine our confidence.

How can we repair this chain of trust?

"... it’s our shared responsibility to insist on the existence of facts and the force of law as the language of democratic government — and that just as the president is not above the law, he is also not above the facts.”

From “Can a president who disregards the truth uphold his oath of office?

His job demands a basic level of respect for the concepts of law and meaning.” by Quinta Jurecic January 27


I.    Discussion:

  • What are YOUR issues?  Why are you here?

  • Fake News (Alternative Facts); Misinformation and Disinformation

  • Immigration

II.   Resources References Readings

III.  Actions - Options, Recommendations, Next Steps

IV.  Afterthoughts

Resources from Ilene Frank, Librarian

  • “Evaluating News” Annotated Resources,  
    Topics:  Verify;  Courses, Assignments;  Glossary;  Google Search;  
    Can We Trust Government Websites?  

  • “Fake News, Misleading News, Biased News”
    Includes:  Articles about fake news;  Evaluating Sources;  Assignments on Evaluating Sources;  Terms and Definitions.  Other Useful Resources

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder a few hours prior to the start of the event.

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