Learning to appraise the credibility of information sources the TE2d way

The project plans to combine the intimacy of a TED Talk with the interactivity of an in-person workshop to teach medical students how to evaluate health information. To do this we will create a set of videos on how to appraise the credibility of three common information sources in the health sciences. We will purchase video recording equipment and set up a portable One-Button Studio system to record the video series at the Ginsburg Library. After student review, we will upload the series to the TE2d platform. TE2d is the TED's youth and education initiative and is video based. The TE2d platform is a powerful free resource for video education. Lesson creators can add questions to their videos as well as discussion threads and resources for deeper learning. This project will support the Lewis Katz School of Medicine preclinical curriculum, teaching students how to assess the credibility of information sources.

Project Details

Organization Name

Temple University

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead


Start Date
February 1, 2017
End Date
October 31, 2017
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Library or Information Professional