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Teaching Truth in an Era of Digital Dissensus: Michael Caulfield Talk

Are conspiracy theorists and anti-maskers anti-fact? Are people doomed to confirmation bias and ideological bubbles, or is there a deeper dynamic at play?

Michael Caulfield, director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver, a nationally recognized digital literacy expert, will discuss the roots of our current “digital dissensus” and explain how our approach to education may be making the problem worse.

Join hosts Alex Werndli and Caryn Stoess of Oregon State's Writing Intensive Curriculum Program with Sarah Perault of the School of Writing, Literature and Film in a conversation with Mike Caulfield. How do we design education for a world where information is plentiful, and attention is the scarcity? How do we encourage analysis and engagement in our students without having those same impulses gamed by bad actors? What epistemic stances and heuristics serve the public in a world where expertise is niche and very little is directly verifiable, and where facts are atomized, separated from analysis, and reassembled in bizarre and dangerous ways?

Presented by OSU's Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC), the OSU Libraries Library Faculty Association Seminar Series, and the OSU Writing Program (SWLF) and the College of Liberal Arts.

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Friday, January 29 at 10:00am to 11:30am

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