extra reading material accompanying the course "Methodology and Digital Literacy in Japanese Studies"
Another fact-checking recipe from Mike Caulfield: checking twitter hoax accounts
From the "Calling Bullshit' course. Even peer-reviewed academic journal articles can be wrong. You cannot trust everything simply because it appears in an academic journal. Howto distinguish "relative trustworthtiness".
Strong text on the nature of web literacy. And why many digitlal literacy courses have an inefficient approach.
A web literate person finds the original source of the claim and then asks the web what it knows about the source. All this other stuff is mostly beside the point.
Caulfield, Mike.. 2017. “How ‘News Literacy’ Gets the Web Wrong”. Hapgood. maart 4. https://
But I maintain that the digital content that will remain durable on the web, outside of the heroic work done for us, at no cost to us, by the Internet Archive, is majorly the ones maintained, cared for by individuals, and largely in the digital spaces they pay for and manage themselves.
Why? Individuals have a deep stake in their work. Repositories, institutions? The stake varies with politics, staff turnover, leadership fetishes.
Viva the individual.
Tablet usage today is shifting from ‘browsing’ to ‘creating’.