Information Scavenger Hunt in a Game Show
You can use Game Show Presenter software to present an information scavenger hunt where the resource is used as an "open book" test disguised as a challenging game show. Each question in the game show presents a research challenge. Trainees must use the resource to find the answer. Doing so develops familiarity with the resource and skill at using it under pressure to solve a problem.
While most quizzes just reward people for what they already know, the idea here is to reward them for what they can find out. Moreover, it builds the skill of "finding out." It motivates people to excel in the game by mastering the organizational structure of your resource. The table of contents, the index or search tools -- topics that would normally put a training class to sleep -- become the tools that give winners the edge in a lively and fun game activity.
Benefits of this approach:
- Builds skills at using the resources to find and apply answers.
- Breaks down resistance to using the resource by having trainees repeatedly use it in a challenging activity.
- Rewards the successful use of the resource with points and praise in the game.
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