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The Biggest Lies on
the Internet
Using Real Life Examples to Help Students
Master Information Literacy Concepts
Lucinda Ru...
Research. It’s messy.
Badke, W. (2015). Teaching research skills. Precise linear path or messy jungle
running? Online Sear...
If there were a
zombie attack,
first you’d see
your friends Tweet
about it, then on
the news…and
after you die
they’ll wri...
Technology is making us antisocial.Bacon is bad.Vaccines cause autism.
Aubrey, A. (2015, October 26). Bad day for bacon: Processed meats cause cancer,
WHO says. NPR. Retrieved from http://n.pr/...
Zhang, S. (2015, October 27). Bacon causes cancer? Sort of. Not really. Ish.
Wired. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/208EV5m
Research
Interpretation
for the
General Public
(2013).Short circuit. Thunderstorm in East San Diego County. Retrieved from...
http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/495991-duck-face
Aldridge, G. & Harden, K. (2014, March 26). Selfie addict took two hundred a day and tried to kill himself when he couldn’...
Tabloid News
Research
Happens
Information
Consumers
Conversation
Contributors
Information
Creators
Timing is
everything.
(Oops, but
you get the
idea)
Thanks for listening!
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The Biggest Lies on the Internet. Using Real Life Examples to Help Students Master Information Literacy Concepts.

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Presentation at The Innovative Library Conference (TILC), Radford University, May, 2016

Teaching students about the information cycle and the research process under ideal circumstances is valuable in showcasing intended functions and effects, but may leave students ill-equipped to deal with real-word circumstances. I’m going to argue that talking about case studies in information cycles that have short-circuited, either due to moral panics about new technologies, poor reporting gone bad, and even poorly conducted scientific research we can teach students how to be critical readers of empirical-based research claims.

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The Biggest Lies on the Internet. Using Real Life Examples to Help Students Master Information Literacy Concepts.

  1. 1. The Biggest Lies on the Internet Using Real Life Examples to Help Students Master Information Literacy Concepts Lucinda Rush, MLIS, MME Old Dominion University Libraries lrush@odu.edu
  2. 2. Research. It’s messy. Badke, W. (2015). Teaching research skills. Precise linear path or messy jungle running? Online Searcher (39),6, 71-73.
  3. 3. If there were a zombie attack, first you’d see your friends Tweet about it, then on the news…and after you die they’ll write books. ODU Libraries (2014, January, 02). The information cycle. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Vb_Mt_8m7NM
  4. 4. Technology is making us antisocial.Bacon is bad.Vaccines cause autism.
  5. 5. Aubrey, A. (2015, October 26). Bad day for bacon: Processed meats cause cancer, WHO says. NPR. Retrieved from http://n.pr/1Gt5zj8
  6. 6. Zhang, S. (2015, October 27). Bacon causes cancer? Sort of. Not really. Ish. Wired. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/208EV5m
  7. 7. Research Interpretation for the General Public (2013).Short circuit. Thunderstorm in East San Diego County. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/slworking/9575335770 Let’s talk about Research As Inquiry!
  8. 8. http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/495991-duck-face
  9. 9. Aldridge, G. & Harden, K. (2014, March 26). Selfie addict took two hundred a day and tried to kill himself when he couldn’t talk perfect photo. Daily Mirror. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/1mq2rJ2 Bakarat, C. (2014, April 16). Science links selfies to narcissism addiction and low self esteem. Received from http://bit.ly/1Yjydab Senft, T.M., & Baym, N.K. (2015). What does the selfie say? Investigating a global phenomenon. International Journal of Communication (9), 1588-1606.
  10. 10. Tabloid News Research Happens
  11. 11. Information Consumers Conversation Contributors Information Creators
  12. 12. Timing is everything.
  13. 13. (Oops, but you get the idea)
  14. 14. Thanks for listening!

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