Join our online discussion group on navigating digital information – scroll down for registration link leading to the session on Zoom, Thursday, Mar. 18, 3:00 pm.
This group will explore topics including how to fact-check information, how to evaluate sources, and how to distinguish fact from opinion, and is moderated by Katherine Murphy.
Centered on the Crash Course YouTube series, Navigating Digital Information, here is what we will learn in Episode 5, Using Wikipedia.
“Let’s talk about Wikipedia. Wikipedia is often maligned by teachers and twitter trolls alike as an unreliable source. And yes, it does sometimes have major errors and omissions, but Wikipedia is also the Internet’s largest general reference work and as such an incredibly powerful tool. Today we’ll discuss using Wikipedia for good – to help us get a birds-eye view of content, better evaluate information with lateral reading, and find trustworthy primary sources.”
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR WEEK 5: