Understanding and Supporting Students' Analysis and Evaluation of Online Information

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
This presentation will first share empirical data from five studies that demonstrate the challenges learners encounter when asked to analyze and evaluate the quality of information they encounter on the Internet. Findings elaborate on the unfounded, or otherwise, superficial criteria that many students use to justify their reasoning. Then, four sets of instructional practices will be discussed with accompanying examples and digital tools that can be integrated into curriculum for middle and high school students.