In 2020 MA: DTCE lecturer Drew Whitworth published “Mapping Information Landscapes”, a book that explores the history of mapping as a means by which we learn how to make good judgments about information, and communicate these understandings to others.
At this time, the world’s health literacy — our ability to make judgments about information concerned with our health — is facing a severe test. We need to be attending to the facts, not the fiction, about COVID-19. Read more
I doubt any of us suspected that over the last two weeks, since my last #DMIL2020 post about COVID-19’s likely impact on not just our health, but our information, economy and society, things would escalate so quickly.
COVID-19 will debilitate not only the health of our bodies, but of our information landscapes, our economy and our society
As I type this (Sunday 1st March), I still do not know personally of anyone who has become infected with the COVID-19 virus (or coronavirus), but according to James Hamblin, writing in The Atlantic on 24th February, it can only be a matter of time.