Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Digital Information Literacy Competition tests Internet literacy and cognitive agility

Want to encourage your students to develop good information literacy skills? This novel idea is being tried by Indiana University. The article Digital Information Literacy Competition tests Internet literacy and cognitive agility has some details.

It notes:

"Undergraduate students will show off their reference and Internet literacy skills during the Digital Literacy Contest on Sept. 30 at Indiana University Bloomington's Herman B Wells Library. The Indiana University Libraries, which is hosting the competition, is offering $100 as a first-place prize. Registration for the contest is free. Afterward, the library will provide food and lead a discussion about digital information literacy. The Digital Literacy Contest was created in 2007 by former Purdue University student Daniel Poynter. Current participants include Purdue, IU Bloomington, Brown University and the University of Florida."

1 comment:

Daniel Scott Poynter said...

Hey Michael,

Thanks for blogging our contest. =)

Did you see the follow up article by IU Libraries by Erin Rykken? It captures some of the energy which our demo contest fails to do:

http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=280&checkNewsId=614

Take care,
Daniel