Week 5: Choosing Information
Reading and Videos:
Activity: Group Discussion and Mini-Presentation on Filter Bubbles
Ask two friends of instructor’s (outside NY and outside the US) to give a screen shot of his/her Google page on searching “organic food”.
Divide the class to two groups. Give each group 10 minutes for discussion and 2 minutes to report how filter bubbles impact the way people find information. Group A works on the first two questions and Group B works the last two questions.
Think about the career you are interested in after graduation. Find one article from the following three sources:
Look for information about qualifications (such as education and training) and annual salaries in each source and answer the following questions:
1. Are the salaries listed different? Why do you think they are different?
2. Are the qualifications listed different? Why do you think they are different?
3. Which of the three sources is the most helpful for you to learn about the future job?