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Competing with Robots: Making Research Skills Relevant to 21st Century Students PROCEEDINGS

, Colorado State University Libraries, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Information Science and Technology (IS&T) High School Day is a program at Colorado State University (CSU) that brings high school students to campus each fall to provide an introduction to CSU and IS&T career paths. Each of the eight colleges and the library at CSU sponsor a contest, which have included everything from producing a television broadcast to building robots. The library sponsors the “Information Science: Mastering Google and Beyond” contest. This contest has evolved since its inception in 2004, and by fall of 2011 involved gaming elements, active learning exercises, and multimedia tools. A description of the elements of the contest and the lessons learned while developing this unique teaching opportunity for academic librarians will be shared.

Citation

Cranston, C. (2012). Competing with Robots: Making Research Skills Relevant to 21st Century Students. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1920-1926). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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