Week 1: Imagining a Different Future for Learning

The pandemic, for all of the misery it has caused, played a clarifying role for me in my teaching. Exactly one year ago this week, I was deeply…

A black-and-white image depicting the kaunch of the cargo ship ‘Empire Clough’. The large prow of the ship is flanked by scaffolding and two large rails and a small crowd of onlookers is in the foreground.

LIB100: Here we go!

Hiya, friends! Welcome to LIB100. I’m super excited you’re here. I’m Kyle Denlinger, your instructor. My pronouns are he/him/his. You can call me Kyle or Mr. Denlinger (den-ling-ur),…

Google promoting racism?

Although search engines such as Google can be great tools that can be used to access vast amounts of information useful in the production of reports, projects, blog…

Spend Your Trust – Nick Keroack

After reading the article, “Media Literacy Is About Where To Spend Your Trust. But You Have To Spend It Somewhere.” I could not have agreed more. The article…

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A Scientific Knowledge Paywall

As we discussed earlier in the course, a lot of scientific literature belongs to journals that require fees to read, even though much of the scientific research in…

Why You Should Meet With the WFU Librarians

I have been working on my senior politics thesis all semester, and I decided to meet with a WFU librarian for the first time (and I’ve gone back…

6 Steps to Take When Consuming Media: A Graphic

Basic Skills Wrap-up One of my personal learning goals was to become a more responsible consumer of media, so I decided to make a graphic out of the…

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Women & Search Engines – Lanie Angelo

Google has a massive issue on their hands when it comes to their search engine algorithm. After reading Safiya Umoja Noble’s article “Missed Connections,” I was shocked to…

High Costs in Higher Education

The Cost of Knowledge- Lea Marrs

I was surprised to learn about the costs of the resources used in higher education. This is a ridiculous amount of money! If the school did not pay…

Fake News

The notion of Fake News has been around for awhile, but the phrase seemed to have gained a lot of popularity throughout the Trump presidency. This now common…

Media Literacy

Media Literacy for Students – Lanie Angelo

A topic of this week that I found to be particularly pertinent is “Media Literacy.” Media Literacy refers to the ability to access, analyze, create, and essentially, use…

A Good Net Citizen

A Good Net Citizen – Virginia Witherington

Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money through…