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Free Online Presentation: From boring to high-scoring: Creating playful learning experiences with games-based learning and gamification

  • 1.  Free Online Presentation: From boring to high-scoring: Creating playful learning experiences with games-based learning and gamification

    Posted Mar 23, 2024 07:04 AM

    FREE Online Presentation: From boring to high-scoring: Creating playful learning experiences with games-based learning and gamification

    Presented by Amber Sewell & Danielle Costello, University of Nevada, Las Vegas & University of Georgia, Athens

    Friday, April 19, 2024, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CST
    Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dHIzRwDcQqWcA1SROL-Xnw
    Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee

    Have you wanted to implement games and gaming in your work in academic libraries, but have been unsure how to start? In this presentation, participants will dive into the emerging field of games and librarianship by differentiating between games-based learning and gamification. The presenters will explore different contexts for instruction and outreach and which approach would be most appropriate. Presenters will share their experiences of developing playful learning experiences at their own institutions, and participants will discuss how these might be adapted to fit their own contexts. Beyond the presenters' experiences, they will share resources for how participants can utilize backward design to facilitate the development of games-based learning experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas for implementing games in their work to elicit feedback and suggestions.

    Presenter Bios:

    Amber Sewell, she/hers, is a Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she works primarily with first- and second-year undergraduate students. Her research interests include games for instruction and outreach, information privilege, and fandom. Creator and host of The LibParlor Podcast, she is also interested in podcasting as a means of making scholarship more widely available.

    Danielle Costello, she/her, is an academic librarian at University of Georgia, where she teaches library instruction and develops programming for the student body. She is President-Elect of the Games and Gaming Roundtable and serves on the Event Programming and Outreach Committees. Outside of work she moonlights as a cleric and occasionally as a capybara trying to maintain a healthy low-stress, high-mayhem lifestyle.

    This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CST via Zoom. 

    Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dHIzRwDcQqWcA1SROL-Xnw   

    If you can't make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you'll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

    Please direct questions and concerns to Colleen Quinn (colleen.quinn@umgc.edu) and Anna Sandelli (asandell@utk.edu
    ), Co-Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee's past programs is available on the ULS website.

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    Alicia Vaandering (pronouns: she/her)
    Assistant Professor, Student Success Librarian
    University of Rhode Island
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