Google's omnipresence as an information-retrieval engine is often perceived as a barrier to the quality of student research due to its filter bubbles, skewed algorithms, advertisements, and overwhelming mass of results which often include unreliable sources. But what makes Google problematic also makes it a valuable teaching tool in helping students understand the power structures underlying ostensibly neutral information networks. This workshop will discuss how to incorporate Google into classroom activities and assignments as a means for parsing the politics inherent in information retrieval.
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
8A E Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) fosters excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research by providing faculty and students with development opportunities, teaching tools, course development opportunities, classroom and instructional support, and consultation services.
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015