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Bias and Influence in Search Tools

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posted on 2022-08-29, 05:17 authored by SMU Libraries

One of five interactive learning objects (LOs) created in 2022 for Digital Literacy: What you need to know to help students transition to digital learning in universities. View the tutorial.


  • University Students


  • Approximately 20 mins

Learning Outcomes:

  • Distinguish bias and influence in machine-learning (including algorithmic and artificial intelligence or AI) when using search tools.

Topics Covered:

  • How internet search engines work
  • Algorithmic bias in search results

Software Used:

  • Articulate Storyline 360

Included in the zipped folder for download:

  • fonts - Poppins & Roboto
  • Storyline output files
  • Storyline source file
  • storyboard in .pptx format
  • voice over mp3 files
  • graphics Illustrator files
  • animations mp4 and .fla source files
  • video mp4 files and scripts
  • PDF files

Librarians from the following universities contributed to the development of the content:

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National Institute of Education (NIE)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)


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