Fake News and Social Media: Critical Thinking in the Digital Environment, presented by Joyce Yukawa~ Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2017, 12pm

Please join us for the remaining 2017-18 Lifelong Learning online programs: current topics by St. Catherine University faculty who are experts in their fields. Each easy to access, online program is one hour with 30-40 minutes of powerpoint presentation followed by a Q&A with online listeners. Because these events are online and/or by phone you can participate wherever you happen to be! There is no cost to participate and all alumnae/i and friends are welcome to join in.


Tuesday, January 16, 2017.  12pm, central time
Critical Thinking in the Digital Environment:Discerning the Truth in News
presented by Joyce Yukawa, Ph.D., Associate Professor,Master of Library and Information Science Program, St. Catherine University


In our current news environment, the strong foundation provided by St. Kate’s liberal arts education is more vital than ever. With the widespread use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter for sharing information and gathering news, we need to think critically, creatively, and ethically about how to judge the validity of information acquired
in the digital environment. The purpose of this session is to provide background, approaches, and tools to help us be better critical thinkers and consumers of information found in social media. We will cover the effects of fake news, the kinds of errors people make when judging news credibility, and the importance of liberal arts literacy to combat distortions of truth.


Details and easy access instructions sent with your registration confirmation.
Questions? Contact Kelly Povo at 651-690-6063 or kapovo@stkate.edu
This program is developed by the Lifelong Learning Committee of the Alumnae Council.