Experiential learning opportunity

Detecting Deception Conference: Empowering Students to Spot Online Disinformation and Become Digital Sleuths

May 31, 2023
Areas of interest: Critical Inquiry and Meaning Making, Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Technology

The conference is scheduled for May 31, 2023, and is taking place at St. Thomas University There will be a series of 4-5 guest speakers throughout the event. Ideal for classes such as: Civics 10, Media Studies 120 and Journalism 120. If interested in joining with your classes virtually, please register here, and for more info please email adam.binet@gnb.ca.  

In today’s fast-paced digital world, it is more important than ever to be able to detect deception online. With so much information available at our fingertips, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. That’s why we are excited to announce the “Detecting Deception Conference: Empowering Students to Spot Online Disinformation and Become Digital Sleuths.”

This conference is specifically designed for high school students who want to improve their digital literacy skills and learn how to spot fake news and disinformation online. The conference will feature a variety of workshops, keynote speeches, and hands-on learning activities to help students become digital sleuths and experts in detecting deception online.

Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and engage in meaningful discussions about the impact of disinformation on our society. They will also have the chance to participate in hands-on activities that will help them develop their critical thinking skills and learn how to evaluate sources of information online.

At the “Detecting Deception Conference,” students will learn how to:

  • Spot fake news and disinformation online
  • Evaluate sources of information to determine their reliability and credibility
  • Analyze social media posts and other digital content for signs of deception
  • Identify common tactics used by those who spread disinformation online
  • Become digital sleuths and experts in detecting deception online

We are excited to offer this unique opportunity to high school students and empower them to become more confident and critical consumers of digital information. The “Detecting Deception Conference” is just one way that we are working to promote digital literacy and help students become more informed and engaged citizens.

If you’re interested in attending the “Detecting Deception Conference,” be sure to register soon as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there and collaborating with you in the near future to find ways to implement technology in a cross-curricular way. Let’s work together to improve our digital literacy skills and become digital sleuths!

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