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Working within Googlization: Assignment Design in the Age of (Mis)Information

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 21
Event Time: 
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Location: 
CITL Seminar Room (EWFM 370D)
Event Presenters: 
Jasmine Woodson (Education and Learning Design Librarian), Carrie Baldwin SoRelle (Social Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian)
Graduate Students

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.