Humor as a Tool for Addressing the Affective Domain during Information Literacy Instruction Conference Paper uri icon


  • Gaining and maintaining student attention during information literacy instruction can be a challenge. To address this challenge, entertainment value, as well as instructional efficacy, ought to be factored into assessment and design of instructional materials. Information literacy instruction should be as much about building bridges with students as it is about imparting useful information and skills. Entertaining while educating (edutaining), promotes student attention and helps build a positive learning environment. In this interactive session, attendees will participate in a practical approach to producing creative and entertaining content for information literacy instruction.

author list (cited authors)

  • Vossler, J., & Watts, J.

publication date

  • December 2013