Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Good article with a large sample size on how college student in the U.S. learn about the news (it would be nicer to see a global study, but one step at at time, I suppose). Significantly, "We found discussions about the news had an important sense-making function for students, guiding them on how to navigate the complex news landscape at a time of acute political polarization, a volatile media environment, and where poorer quality content and disinformation thrive." This is likely true for new information generally, which is why discussion has such an important role in learning.

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