When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
How does one recognize fake news? In the digital age where manufacturing and distributing information (legitimate or otherwise) has become a lot easier, how do we separate fact from fiction, hoaxes and “alternative facts” from the truth? In this talk, Ron Darvin discusses how we can combat fake news, and how parents and teachers can arm our children with critical digital literacy skills necessary to navigate the era of “post-truth”.
A lecturer and researcher of the UBC Faculty of Education, Ron Darvin is a recipient of the 2016 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research, and a 2017 Emerging Scholar Award of the American Educational Research Association. His research focuses on issues of digital literacy and equity in K-12 contexts.