Information Fallout is a narrative-based learning tool designed to introduce information literacy skills to students. It is based around attaining and using six “Info Tactics:”
Those Info Tactics align to the six concepts outlined in the ACRL “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” Here are those concepts with related Info Tactics in parentheses:
Information Fallout is meant to introduce these information literacy concepts to students. Librarians, teachers, instructors, and other educators should pair the game with further discussion or lessons or assignments to more fully articulate the details of the framework skills.
Information Fallout sets out six learning objectives for students. These are assessed by a series of multiple choice questions embedded within the narrative. To proceed through the narrative, students must answer those questions correctly.
Information Fallout is very introductory in nature. The concepts within ACRL’s framework are highly nuanced and multifaceted; attaining proficiency in them is a challenging, long-term undertaking for students. The lesson plans in the document "Information Fallout: Lesson Plans" may serve as examples to help educators use Information Fallout as a springboard to discussions around these challenging concepts.
A handout detailing the six Info Tactics is featured within the game and available for printing and saving here: z.umn.edu/fallouthandout.
Comic-style instructional graphics can be found on each page:
Feel free to re-use these graphics under a cc-by license.
All work on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means you can use, share, and edit it for any purpose so long as you provide appropriate credit.
Information Fallout was created by librarians at Minitex, an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the librarians and student workers who provided testing and feedback during the creation of Information Fallout!