University of Washington (University of Washington, The Information School)

Log Number: LG-250050-OLS-21

The University of Washington Information School will develop and implement a comprehensive program for libraries that aims to foster greater understanding and resilience to misinformation. By building and deploying an online escape room hosted by librarians, the grant will improve libraries’ capacities to address misinformation through innovative educational programming. The project team will deploy a tested escape room prototype in 10 public libraries, create a design kit that allows libraries to develop other escape rooms, run two co-design camps around Black Lives Matter and fandom to demonstrate use of the design kit for creating interest-driven escape rooms, and undertake a broad dissemination campaign.
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