Teaching Examples


Participatory intelligence gathering
June 18, 2006, 2:24 pm
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From The New York Times, June 18, 2006:

Journalists in Iraq are far too busy with the perils of on-the-ground reporting to sit at screens for hours browsing for terrorist Internet traffic. That is why the new array of online expertise has become an essential tip sheet for them. A whole new mini-industry of instantaneous translation and analysis has arisen, and it often erodes the traditional distinctions between credentialed foreign policy experts and mere amateurs. (Robert F. Worth, Reporter’s Notebook)

This is more of the whole wisdom of crowds and Web 2.0 transformation of information and trust decisions, isn’t it?

All the more reason to pay close attention to how we teach students to evaluate the reliability of online information sources.

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