SSP Forum: Jeff Hancock on Digital Literacy

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Zoom Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2021
2:30 - 3:30 PM

The
Symbolic Systems Forum
presents

Digital Literacy in the Age of Disinformation
Jeffrey Hancock
Communication Department

Monday, January 25, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Past Event - Zoom video recording available

ABSTRACT:

With all of the concern around disinformation online, what can be done about it? One proposal is to improve digital literacy, but what does this mean and how should we do it? In this talk we'll discuss research showing how different kinds of people encounter, process and detect (or not) disinformation online, and then describe a new study examining the effectiveness of a recent digital literacy intervention for seniors. We will conclude the talk by opening up to the audience on suggestions and ideas for how to improve digital literacy programs for a wider range of the population.