Monday, October 31, 2016

Packer English 100 Web Evaluation

Using the CRAAP rubric, please rate these websites.  Which ones would be an appropriate source for a paper in this class?

Website #1

Website #2

Website #3

Website #4

Thursday, October 27, 2016

News consumption habits of Dean's Fellows

To post, go to this site and double-click anywhere on the page to get a digital post-it note.  Type in your responses, then just click outside of your post-it note to make your response visible to everyone.  This is anonymous unless you want to add your name.
Let’s start by documenting what news sources you use now.  Please be specific.
            TV News?  What network, or show?
            Hometown newspaper?
            Sports news, entertainment news, fashion news, etc?
            Current event comedy shows?
            Social media sources?
            Specific news apps?

WHY do you use these news sources?
            To pass the time.
            It’s a habit.
            To stay informed on current events
            To learn about the world and/or society
            To escape my daily life
            To be entertained
            Other reasons?

After watching the video, Play this game by yourself or with a partner to see how well you can identify bias.

How you lean politically may be an important factor when identifying bias.  In general, when we agree with something we are less likely to detect bias than if we don't agree with it.  So, in general, it is much easier for a conservative person to detect bias  while watching Rachel Maddow on MSNBC than it is when watching Sean Hannity on Fox News.  This quiz from the Pew Research Center will help you gauge where you fall on the political spectrum.  Each person should complete by themselves.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Research Skills Infographic from Credo Reference

Credo Reference has put the results of a 2014 survey they conducted into a very interesting infographic.  This infographic addresses employer expectations as well as the gap between faculty expectations and student knowledge when it comes to doing research.  How do we begin to bridge this gap?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Leon Panetta links

Looking for information on our next American Heritage Lecture Series distinguished speaker?  Look no further!  Here are a number of recent interviews with and addresses from  Leon E. Panetta.  The Perspectives on Current Events link provides links to some of Panetta's writing.

Commonwealth Club of California interview, Oct. 2014

Commonwealth Club of California interview, Oct. 2009
"The CIA: Preparing for Tomorrow's Challenges"

Free Library of Philadelphia Author Series, Oct. 2014
     MP3 Audio file 

NPR: Diane Rehm Show, Oct. 14, 2014
     Audio file

Panetta's published Perspectives on Current Events, 2001-2015

60 Minutes interview with Leon Panetta, Jan. 2012
      YouTube video

George Washington University, A Conversation with Leon Panetta, Oct. 2014
      YouTube video

Leon Panetta on Charlie Rose, Oct. 2014
     YouTube video

Leon Panetta on Capital Download, from USA Today with Susan Page, Oct. 2014
       YouTube video

World Affairs interview with Jane Wales, Feb. 2016
    YouTube video

Public Policy Institute of California, Sutton Family Speaker Series, Nov. 2015
    YouTube video