2024_01 Week 5 Reflections

This module can seem a bit arcane to some – why are we even discussing misinformation in a course that is supposed to be focused on risk management.  And we’re playing games – what’s up with that!  In our digital world, gamification has become a very common education technique –  I have used Duolingo to practice Spanish, which is heavily based on gamification. One gets immediate feedback – at least in reading although not speaking.

You, dear students, being adept as you are, made the immediate connection as to how this would impact your work as someone responsible for communicating information to others. I appreciated learning what you learned and I continue to think about how to apply these skills in my own life.

Everyone is vulnerable to falling for a scam.  And unfortunately, we have several case studies from which we can draw.  The most recent article I’ve reviewed was one shared in the NYT by Charlotte CowlesLinks to an external site., a financial advice columnist for New York Magazine with a follow up articleLinks to an external site. interviewing the various agencies involved. Regardless of the size of the theft, it still shakes one’s belief in humanity

As you can see, this module was a connection to our conversation about trust.  It’s also a connection to our upcoming module on risk perception.

Something that made me laugh as I was reviewing your responses – How do students know that I’m real and not a bot?  I suspect you think that a bot would be less annoying 😊 AI makes life so much more challenging now that it is integrating itself into our everyday lives, including photos.  For example, I use bluemountain.com to send cards to friends and family and there is now an AI to write the greeting card entry for you!  However, I get ahead of myself.  We tackle the AI discussion in Week 7.  I’m looking forward to seeing your thoughts there.

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