Presentation on theme: "ALA Annual Conference 2012 LITA Game Making Discussion Group Scott Spicer University of Minnesota – Twin Cities."— Presentation transcript:
ALA Annual Conference 2012 LITA Game Making Discussion Group Scott Spicer University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Conceived by Ron Joslin, Systems Librian Macalester College for Orientation Was serving as Practicum-Intern student working in IT Labs at DeWitt Wallace Library Developed by Ron, Scott, Macalester Librarians (plot) and a cadre of tech. savvy students (programming).
Macalester has large International student body – first year students Familiarize with campus Set up IT accounts Base library instruction Soften transition to college
167 student signed up, about 1/3 finished A drawing for prizes was offered to those who finished (including gift cards, memory sticks, iPods)
Murder mystery – librarian found dead in library, body is gone Students (Paul & Maria) lead search for who killed the librarian, where and when
Collect cards by completing tasks Share cards in Moodle community with other students Solve who, what, where
Built using Adobe Captivate Included Flash, HTML, Google Maps, some video (in original version)
About 50-60 students completed the game Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive (per Ron Joslin) There was a follow up orientation related game called, Survivor Library, developed using Joomla
DeWitt Code: www.macalester.edu/infoservices/orientation/game/www.macalester.edu/infoservices/orientation/game/ DeWitt YouTube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/DeWittCode?feature=watch Joslin, Ron. Survivor Library, the DeWitt Code and LibTV: Using ‘Pop’ Culture to Introduce New Users to the Library. Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (March 16-17, 2011). Accessed Sunday June 24 from Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2011/sessions/39/ http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2011/sessions/39/
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