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UC LibGuides at Union County College
Resources for Faculty
Media Literacy Now
Media Literacy Now is a "national advocacy organization for media literacy and digital citizenship education policy."
Media Literacy Through Critical Thinking
This document provides teaching materials on media literacy.
Project Information Literacy
Interview with computer science professor P. Takis Metaxas who teaches at Wellesley College about his research dealing with fake news.
News Literacy Project
While geared toward younger students this could be adapted to college students. NLP provides students with the essential skills they need to become smart, active consumers of news and information and engaged, informed citizens.
LibGuides From Other Institutions
Can You Spot Fake News?
A quick, 5 question quiz from Penguin Books. It provides immediate answers and description of how the headline is misleading.
Can You Spot the Fake News Story?
Channel One News offers a 6 question quiz. The user will compare 2 headlines from real online news sources and determine which is fake. Explanations appear after the question is answered.
Can You Recognize Fake News?
Credo offers a short tutorial module with videos, examples, and quizzes. This offers more detailed information about determining the authors, dates, and sources of material.
Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?
A quick quiz to see if you can tell the difference between which Facebook post is real and which one is fake.