Why Digital Literacies are an Important Part of Every Class

The path to quality information is not straight. A recent survey from Project Information Literacy explored how college students engage with news. Most survey respondents encounter some news every day, but more found out about news and current events through conversations with peers, family and instructors than from professional news sources. Researchers found class conversation about world events can provide important context and practice for engaging with credible information sources. Further, students who discussed news and public issues in the classroom were more inclined to investigate the topics on their own. 

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