Funded by the FRQSC Action Concertée grant, Promoting Digital Literacies for Secondary Students: A Collaborative Action Research Project is an intervention in online modules that promote digital literacy. Working with Quebec teachers and students, the project addresses the issues of misinformation and disinformation, which have led to what some call an infodemic. Dr. Corrigan’s research supports teachers and students in learning to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources. This research project goes beyond the typical intervention to address confirmation bias and the willingness to hear a perspective or “truth” that lies outside one’s already established beliefs. Taken together with her collaborative work with the free online modules entitled Critical Online Resource Evaluation (CORE) framework, Corrigan’s research is an invaluable resource for anyone working with students who spend a considerable amount of time online. Her work is especially practical for those living in Quebec, as the two projects mentioned above align with the Quebec Education Plan (QEP).
Researcher: Julie Corrigan