When we encounter new information online, it's easy to take it at face value and assume that it's true. However, the Internet is filled with misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, biased content, and fake news. Even AI tools, like ChatGPT, carry a disclaimer that the tool may produce inaccurate information about people, places, or facts. It's essential to evaluate the information critically to ensure it's trustworthy.
Lateral reading is the process of consulting multiple sources and viewpoints to gain a deeper understanding of a topic or claim. It's a valuable tool for evaluating online information because it allows you to assess the source's credibility, the information's accuracy, and the overall reliability of the content.
By using lateral reading, you can assess the information from multiple angles and perspectives, which can help you identify any biases or inaccuracies. This can also help you avoid the pitfalls of confirmation bias, where you only seek out information that confirms your pre-existing beliefs.
Overall, lateral reading is an important skill for evaluating online information because it allows you to become a more informed and discerning consumer of information, and make better decisions based on the information you encounter.
Outcomes for attendees:
** Develop an understanding of why lateral reading is important in the digital age.
** Learn a lateral reading strategy to make you a better evaluator of information.
** Become a more discerning user of information in your school, your business and your home.
Your presenter, Karen Bonanno, has over 40 years of experience in the school & education sector, providing professional learning & mentoring to teachers, educators and students. She is also a Genius School Certified Educator, developing and delivering curriculum for adults & young people globally.
Times for this digital event: 10 am UK | 7 pm AEST | 5 pm SGT
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