Building Web Literacy through Collaborative Annotation and Fact Checking

Friday, November 03 | 9:10am - 10:00am ET | Meeting Room 104A/B, 100 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
This session will review how students apply research skills and disciplinary knowledge to review news stories and common claims for accuracy and context through Digipo (Digital Polarization Initiative) assignments. Course designers and instructors guide students to utilize annotation and a wiki to combat fake news and misinformation, improving digital literacy and civic engagement.

Outcomes: Facilitate critical thinking about sharing behaviors in digital environments * Learn how to direct students to tools that enable fact-checking and contextual evidence gathering * Learn to utilize wiki projects to promote diversity in perspectives and collaboration in summarization


  • Jeremy Dean

    Director of Education ,
  • Michael Caulfield

    Director of Blended and Networked Learning, Washington State University
  • Lee Skallerup Bessette

    Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Mary Washington