Let’s start the discussion on echo chambers and tech-savvy students

This is not a political blog, but, this past year’s political season has called into question the role of social media and technology in an informed society.  Although this problem has been very real for a long time, the results of the election at all levels has caused an open debate about the value of social media and whether or not we are surrounding ourselves with diverse media and points of view or preferring only sources that confirm our thinking, correct or not.

To add some additional complexity, there is some persuasive evidence that our students are not handling the diverse media environment with the deft we aspire to: a recent study featured on NPR reported that researchers were “shocked” at the inability of students to evaluate the credibility of sources.

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