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Not Just a Game: How Online Gaming Can Help Us Improve Information Literacy

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
University Library
Location
314 library
Date
Apr 17, 2013   5:30 - 6:20 pm  
Speaker
Jennifer Hebel, GSLIS
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
E-Mail
learnlib@library.illinois.edu
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1866
Originating Calendar
Savvy Researcher Workshops - University Library

Far from being the geeky and misunderstood cousin to Monopoly, online gaming has grown to become a powerhouse with thousands of games and millions of players. But games can do more than entertain, they can also teach information literacy, especially to younger users. This workshop will examine some of the common techniques used to convey information in online game environments and will then examine how these techniques can be applied to LIS databases to make them more engaging and accessible.

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