In class: Unit 1: What is post-truth? Look at some example blogs and set up WordPress.
HW: Read Caulfield 1-6 and brainstorm facts to check
In class: Checking emotions, fact-checking sites, linking and embedding in WordPress
HW: Caulfield 7-11; write your first post on WordPress (WP #1)
In class: Going upstream
HW: Caulfield 12-18; WP #2
In class: Improving fact-checking with WordPress
HW: Caulfield, 16-17; WP #3
In class: Reading laterally, filter bubbles
HW: Eli Pariser’s TED talk, WP #4
In class: Filter bubbles, part 2
HW: Caulfield chapters, WP #5
In class: Recent studies and 3 ideas for your final, Truth-O-Meter post
HW: Work on final Truth-O-Meter drafts
In class: Share and discuss Truth-o-meter drafts with support from Rowan Writing Center tutors.
HW: Finish Truth-O-Meter and post by midnight M, 2/19; turn it in on W, 2/21 if you visit the Writing Center.