Thursday, January 19, 2017

Learning in the 'Post-Truth' Era

The Oxford English Dictionary chose 'post-truth' as the word of the year in 2016 .

The other phrase to hit our ear-drums, social media pages, and the TV is Fake News. We are drowning in it. Google it, and you are spoiled for choice! Snopes is running a select archive.

To combat all of this, and help us learn how to make up our own minds is a fantastic new syllabus from two scientists from University of Washington, Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West

You can read their interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

January 16, 2017 

And take a look at their syllabus, course outline, and case studies here.


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