Catching a fever

Okay, so my blogging was spotty this week. While some of it I can chalk up to reviewing two book chapters for publication, much of was due a catching a fever - Madden Fever.

(yeah, that was a cheesy way to open a post I know)

But on a more serious note, I want you to consider the symptoms I displayed:

1.1.c. Explores general information sources to increase familiarity with the topic
1.1.f. Recognizes that existing information can be combined with original though, experimentation, and analysis to produce new information
1.2.f. Realizes that information may need to be constructed with raw data from primary sources
1.3.a. Determines the availability of needed information and makes decisions on broadening the information seeking process

2.4.a. Assesses the quantity, quality and relevance of the search results to determine whether alternative information retrieval systems or investigative methods should be utilized
2.4.b. Identify gaps in the information retrieved and determine if the search strategy should be revised
2.5.b. Creates a system for organizing the information

3.4.a. Determines whether information satisfies the research or other information need
3.4.c. Draws conclusions based upon information gathered

4.1.b. Articulates knowledge and skills transferred from prior experiences to planning and creating the product or performance
4.2.b. Reflects on past success, failures and alternative strategies
4.3.a. Choose a communication medium and format that best supports the purposes of the product

5.2.a. Participates in electronic discussions following accepted practices

Playing a franchise in Madden, including all the analysis, planning, and searching hit upon a wide number of ACRL Information Literacy Standards. I'll come back later in the week and provide in-game examples of the outcomes in action.

Symptoms diagnosed from:
Information literacy competency standards for higher education. (2000). [Brochure]. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries

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