Posted by: Jared Seay | January 19, 2011

Video Game Teaches Research Skills to Undergraduates

By Amanda Ochsner from GLS blog January 16, 2011

Many undergraduates come to college having used little more than Google searches and Wikipedia when it comes to research methods. The complicated databases and myriad of academic journals in university libraries are often intimidating and difficult to navigate. A team of researchers in the School of Information at the University of Michigan set out to provide a solution that is both accessible and useful to universities across the country. Their answer to the issue? A video game. It’s called Bibliobouts, and it consists of four different sections covering collecting sources, selecting the best sources, rating and tagging opponents’ sources, and compiling a final bibliography of best sources from everyone’s pool of resources.

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  1. Very interested in Bilbiobouts, and considering implementing in a Preparatory program for non-traditional university students…. Thanks!


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