Misinformation is Contagious!

We are currently developing and studying an online game for secondary school students that teaches misinformation detection strategies and fosters epistemic norms of knowledge sharing. The game simulates information sharing decisions on a social network and uses this to model misinformation detection strategies and to simulate the negative social impact of sharing misinformation. The game website offers suggestions for teaching with the game and following the game.

Papers:

  • Barzilai, S., Tal-Savir, D., Abed F., Mor-Hagani S., Goldik, N., Davidow O., & Talmon I. (2021). A Game-Based Approach to Countering Covid-19 Misinformation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

  • Barzilai, S., Tal-Savir, D., Abed F., Mor-Hagani S., Goldik, N., Davidow O., & Talmon I. (2021). Misinformation is Contagious: Learning to Detect Misinformation Through an Online Game. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).