Three teachable skills for addressing AI-generated misinformation: Editorial


To help learners avoid falling victim to misinformation, “educators need to teach skills to function in a world with AI-generated misinformation,” writes Jaigris Hodson (Royal Roads University). Hodson argues that since generative AI tools have the capacity to produce legitimate-looking articles, videos, and graphics that are entirely false, students must be taught to separate evidence-based information from misinformation or disinformation. To do this, educators should prepare learners with three key skills: Lateral reading of texts; research literacy; and technological literacy. Hodson discusses how these three skills can be used to discern fact from fiction and asserts that those with these skills will be “more resistant to misinformation of all kinds.”

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