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The Effects of Cognitive Engagement while Learning about Misinformation on Social Media


Abstract Social media platforms have emerged as leading communication channels for social interaction and information sharing in the early part of the 21st century. In an ideal world, social media users should feel that they can interpret the social interactions they witness and the information that is shared on social media platforms as inherently honest and truthful; however, reality is very different. Social media platforms have become vehicles capable of spreading misinformation quickly and broadly. Information literacy offers a pathway for mitigating the negative consequences of misinformation found within various forms of content provided that instruction is contextually defined and applicable to the current information environment. A cognitiv... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Martinez, Tome Raymond (Author) / Atkinson, Robert (Advisor) / Zuiker, Steven (Advisor) / Savenye, Wilhelmina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational technology / Instructional design / Mass communication
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 89 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Technology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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