Get Students to Reflect on the Logical Fallacies in Arguments

Technology has transformed the way our learners share their opinions and argue. Not only do our learners observe arguments daily on their social networks, but they often participate. Our learners need to learn how to argue more intelligently, which is why in my book, Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, students are sent on the mission to engage in a thought-provoking online debate with their peers.

When our students want to state their opinions on their social networks, they have access to a worldwide audience. Additionally, most social networks focus on visuals and multimedia versus text. Many social networks limit the number of characters or promote less text. This means our learners have to share complex thinking and feelings about issues in short posts, usually 250 characters or less. Others respond and the debate ensues through comments or additional posts.

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