Chapter 5. How Can We Help Our Students?

Joanna M. Burkhardt


Chapter 5 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 8), “Combatting Fake News in the Digital Age”

Today’s students have never lived without the internet; yet they are not usually adept in evaluation and selection of trustworthy sources. Chapter 5 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 8), “Combatting Fake News in the Digital Age,” looks at what we can do to help students, much of which is to raise their awareness about information, where it comes from, and how to verify, evaluate, and select trustworthy sources. Teaching these skills starting in elementary school and continuing through college and offering instruction and assistance across the curriculum will help students to become savvy information users.

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