ACRL Info Lit Indicators and Video Games: Mapping Best Selling Franchises

ARCL Information Literacy Performance Indicator

Final Fantasy

Halo

Madden

1.1. The information literate student defines and articulates the need for information

X

X

X

1.2. The information literate student identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information.

X

X

X

1.3. The information literate student considers the costs and benefits of acquiring the needed information.


X

X

1.4. The information literate student reevaluates the nature and extent of the information need

X

X

X

2.1. The information literate student selects the most appropriate investigative methods or information retrieval systems for accessing the needed information.

X

X


2.2. The information literate student constructs and implements effectively - designed search strategies

X

X


2.3 The information literate student retrieves information online or in person using a variety of methods.


X

X

2.4. The information literate student refines the search strategy if necessary

X

X

X

2.5. The information literate student extracts, records, and manages the information and its sources

X


X

3.1. The information literate student summarizes the main ideas to be extracted from the information gathered.

X

X


3.2. The information literate student articulates and applies initial criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources.


X

X

3.3. The information literate student synthesizes main ideas to construct new concepts

X

X


3.4. The information literate student compares new knowledge with prior knowledge to determine the value added, contradictions, or other unique characteristics of the information.

X

X

X

3.7 The information literate student determines whether the initial query should be revised

X

X


4.1. The information literate student applies new and prior information to the planning and creation of a particular product or performance.

X

X

X

4.2 Reflects on past success, failures, and alternative strategies

X

X

X

4.3. The information literate student communicates the product or performance effectively to others

X

X

X

5.2. The information literate student follows laws, institutional polices, and etiquette related to the access and use of information resources.


X

X


I've written before about how these games require the application of information literacy skills, but I've combined it into a similar table for my chapter and wanted to share it here as well. Seeing all these skills in one place provides more evidence about the connection between IL and video games. Granted these are only a few game franchises but it provides a short snapshot of IL skills used in different video game genres.

7 comments:

Tracy Sutherland said...

Its seems as though the scripting didn't come through right.

Paul said...

Thanks Tracy.

It displays fine in Firefox, but I'm still having problems with the formatting in IE7.

Thanks for letting me know and I hope that the format didn't get in the way of the content. Video games use many info lit skills, we just don't always think of it in those terms.

The benefit of these gameplay skills is that they are the beginnings of academic info lit that will help them be successful in education. It creates opportunities for us to try to draw those connects.

Thanks

anniez-k said...

I have 2 questions, actually.
1. Can I print copies of this Info Lit Indicators to hand out at the Oregon Libraries Association/Washington Library Association meeting? We're doing a showcase on our gaming collection at the University of Oregon.
2. What chapter is this published in? (Sorry if that's obvious to your regular readers).

Annie Zeidman-Karpinsii

Kiara said...

Review of games like these helps the gamers find and choose the appropriate Download Games for them. This just shows the differences of the Information Literacy each game uses.

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