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Digital thinking tools for better decision making
Digital thinking tools for better decision making

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8 Summary of Session 2

In this session you looked at:

  • how information can be obtained and some ways to assess its quality.
  • how to use Google operators to fine-tune internet searches.
  • filter bubbles and a possible way to avoid them.
  • a short history of traditional encyclopedias, how Wikipedia compares and Wikipedia page histories. You then went on to learn about WolframAlpha, a different kind of online reference source.
  • strategies for thinking critically about the reliability of websites. These include triangulation, fact-checking websites and applying the PROMPT framework for evaluating websites.

In Session 3 you will find out how the Python programming language can be used as a sort of ‘big calculator’, without needing any programming knowledge, and how this can be applied to a range of interesting questions.

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