a. sears, y. hayes, d. smyth


Kudos to NSCC faculty members Professor Anne Sears, Professor yusef Hayes, and Assistant Professor Dermot Smyth (pictured l-r, respectively) on recently presenting at Harvard's annual educator's workshop on mis/disinformation.

Not only did they offer their expertise on media literacy, but they also put in an enormous amount of time collating resources and developing OER lesson plans for participants from around the world. Their efforts are invaluable to educators trying to keep their heads above water when teaching about the toxic media environment and  their presentation received rave reviews.

“During the team's debrief of the presentation, my Harvard colleagues expressed that they are impressed with North Shore and the "deep bench" of expertise we bring to these workshops in terms of both presenters and participants,” said NSCC Professor Kara Kaufman, who serves as a co-organizer/facilitator of the workshops. “NSCC, and the Liberal Studies Division in particular, is gaining quite a favorable reputation within Harvard's halls. We truly are excellent at what we do.”

“We have always known that our faculty are second to none,” declared Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan, Interim VP of Academic Affairs. “They carried the standard for OER and equity for years before either entered the popular consciousness. Because of their individual and collective work in connecting our institutions, we learn from each other and grow. The fact that their efforts are not only timely, relevant, but also student-centric just highlights their excellence all the more.”


More information on the presentation:

Mis/Disinformation speaker and panel guide

Mis/Disinformation workshop overview

Mis/Disinformation workshop flyer




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