You are invited to watch a live stream of the opening plenary of International Virtual Exchange Conference 2019 this Friday. The plenary will provide a welcome to all participants, both those joining in person and virtually, give an overview of the conference, and feature a keynote presentation on digital civic literacy. The plenary is supported by our Gold Sponsor, the University of Washington Office of Global Affairs.
Join the 365+ participants gathered in Tacoma, Washington via this YouTube Channel
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10:15-11:30 in Tacoma
That’s 13:15-14:30 in New York | 14:15-15:30 in Rio de Janeiro | 19:15-20:30pm in Rome | 10:45-midnight in Delhi
“Zooming Out”: What can we learn about – and from – disinformation
In this talk, online information literacy and disinformation expert Mike Caulfield will talk about current approaches to misinformation and disinformation, and the importance of “zooming out”: getting a wider perspective before engaging with specific texts, media or issues. Current work in this area will be presented, with an eye towards what all educators can do to help build a disinformation-resistant pedagogy.
Mike Caulfield’s Twitter profile states he is “radically rethinking how online information literacy is taught.” He brings a wealth of experience to that endeavor: from designing educational games and simulations in the late 1990s, to co-founding a 5,000-member online community engaged with state politics in the mid-00s, to working with faculty to build civically engaged net-enabled curriculum in the years since. He took his interests in the intersection of instructional design and civic engagement to positions as an instructional designer at Keene State College and as outreach director for the OpenCourseWare Consortium before becoming a national figure in promoting a practical and effective approach to digital civic literacy. Currently, Mike is the director of Blended and Networked Learning at Washington State University Vancouver, and directs the Digital Polarization Initiative (Digipo), a cross-institutional initiative to improve civic discourse by developing web literacy skills in college undergraduates as part of the American Democracy Project. Digipo has reached thousands of students through Mike’s collaboration with both faculty in its formal nine-school, 50+ sections institutional pilot and through the use of its materials at dozens of other institutions. His open textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers is currently being translated into five different languages, and his work has been covered by NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Harvard’s Nieman Lab. He is currently working on a set of open teaching materials on digital civic literacy that can be ported into many different disciplines.