Population Health Initiative grant to build research agenda for a gamified approach to health misinformation

October 27, 2022

This project aims to develop a research agenda for a gamified approach to building resilience to health misinformation. Project activities include a literature review, interviews with health experts, and co-design sessions. With conventional information literacy approaches for helping people detect and resist misinformation proving inadequate, escape rooms offer an immersive learning experience to focus on…

IMLS grant to deploy escape room for libraries

Building on a successful pilot study, we received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to move the project forward. The project has four parts:  #1: To finalize the initial escape room — The Euphorigen Investigation — and build the technical infrastructure for public libraries and other educational institutions to access…

Hiring Graduate Research Assistant – “LIS Task Force” – Academic Year 2022-2023

October 25, 2022

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 9 PM Pacific Standard Time, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The Information School is seeking a highly motivated graduate level student to serve as a Research Assistant supporting the iSchool LIS task force. The main focus of the LIS Task Force is the LIS Forward initiative, a multi-university conversation aimed at charting…

Localizing the Misinformation Escape Room: How organizations outside the US are adapting the game to serve their communities

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July 25, 2022

Even before the official launch of Loki’s Loop in June 2022, the research team at the University of Washington Information School received numerous requests for collaboration from across the world. The first two organizations they agreed to support are in New Zealand and Latvia. In addition to the benefits to the local communities, the partnerships have been…

2021-2022: TASCHA Academic Year in Review

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July 8, 2022

Highlights With the end of the academic year, it’s time to review TASCHA’s work of the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to play a role. On one hand we had to either postpone projects or replace field-based methods with remote methods (e.g. Zoom interviews), directly impacting the course and outcomes of these efforts. On…