Thursday, May 6, 2010

Reviewers Wanted

I am seeking some Internet Search Challenge followers to help review Information Fluency's latest release: Information Investigator 2.0.  This is an online assessment and self-paced training package for middle school and high school students to raise their skills in searching and evaluating online information.

Interested reviewers may complete an online application here.  Depending on the response--we don't need a large number of reviewers--I will send a link to a selection of the learning objects in the training portion of the package.  The entire review process may take an hour which you can complete at your convenience before May 15.  After May 15, your feedback will be evaluated and inform a refresh of the items before they are released.

As an incentive, reviewers and their students will be permitted to access the training materials for the coming school year.

The training package includes a total of 3 interactive tutorial games (Citation, Evaluating Ownership and Evaluating References (links)) and 11 one-page QuickHelp Guides on information fluency competencies found in the tutorial games, including: how to query effectively, how to browse effectively, how to use truncation, how to evaluate authority, and others.

The complete assessment (pretest and posttest plus the materials above) and training package will be released this summer and available for school licensing.

If you are interested, I hope to receive your application!

1 comment:

Carl Heine said...

What a great response! I had 50 applications before I realized. Sixteen reviewers have been selected. Thanks to everyone who expressed their interest!