Location

Room 211

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

In April 2009 the University of Alabama (UA) Libraries in conjunction with Global Networked-Intelligence Contests (GNIC) sponsored the Digital Literacy Contest (DLC) http://DigitalLiteracyContest.org. DLC is a web-based game in which students compete to find and document answers to questions using only information they find online. Participants have called this competition “awesome” and “lots of fun” while agreeing that “it was fun and frustrating which means I KNOW I learned something.” Join us as we talk about the Digital Literacy Contest, discuss the role of GNIC, report contest results and participant feedback, explain data analysis conclusions, and share recommendations and next steps. We will also reflect on our experiences working with GNIC as a contracted contest partner.

Presentation Description

In April 2009 the University of Alabama (UA) Libraries in conjunction with Global Networked-Intelligence Contests (GNIC) sponsored the Digital Literacy Contest (DLC) http://DigitalLiteracyContest.org. DLC is a web-based game in which students compete to find and document answers to questions using only information they find online. Participants have called this competition “awesome” and “lots of fun” while agreeing that “it was fun and frustrating which means I KNOW I learned something.” Join us as we talk about the Digital Literacy Contest, discuss the role of GNIC, report contest results and participant feedback, explain data analysis conclusions, and share recommendations and next steps. We will also reflect on our experiences working with GNIC as a contracted contest partner.

Keywords

Information literacy, Digital literacy contest

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 1:30 PM Sep 25th, 2:45 PM

The Digital Literacy Contest: Evaluating Higher Level Information Literacy Skills

Room 211

In April 2009 the University of Alabama (UA) Libraries in conjunction with Global Networked-Intelligence Contests (GNIC) sponsored the Digital Literacy Contest (DLC) http://DigitalLiteracyContest.org. DLC is a web-based game in which students compete to find and document answers to questions using only information they find online. Participants have called this competition “awesome” and “lots of fun” while agreeing that “it was fun and frustrating which means I KNOW I learned something.” Join us as we talk about the Digital Literacy Contest, discuss the role of GNIC, report contest results and participant feedback, explain data analysis conclusions, and share recommendations and next steps. We will also reflect on our experiences working with GNIC as a contracted contest partner.