Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Going to ISTE? Stop by and say, Hi!

The annual ISTE convention is fast approaching. This year the venue is the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

I'll be presenting four times: twice on Information Fluency topics and twice on CoolHub.IMSA, one of my other projects.

If you're going to ISTE, stop by the Poster Sessions and say Hi. My sessions are Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m., "Assessing Information Fluency," and Wednesday, 8 to 10 a.m., "Internet Search Challenges." I'll be happy to hear about your information fluency/literacy interests and share a few new Challenges (and solutions).

There are dozens of challenges I've posted over the past year and a half that no one has solved--or if they have, they haven't posted a solution. We may take a look at some of those.

In regards to "Assessing Information Fluency," I'll be sharing information about our newest self-paced package for students, "Information Investigator 2.0." Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development is using it this summer with their middle school and high school enrichment programs. We will look at sample performance tasks, interactive tutorial games and how students are faring. Like last year's cohort, students improve on average between 15 and 20 points, close to a 50% improvement rate in just a few hours.  The performance tasks aren't easy. I think you'll find them challenging.

Stop by and get a preview!

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