Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today's Agenda

  • 9:00am: PLAY SPORE!!!
  • 10:00am: Presentation by Chris Young on games & learning in the library. Q&A + Discussion of the role of educational (formal/informal) games in the library - how important (or unimportant) is this idea in building collections? For your playlists? In your game designs? Why?
  • What is "educational" - who defines it? how is it tracked/regulated?
  • Debrief on the gameplay experience. Discussion of the game in relation to this week's readings, discussion of the concepts of "educational" games and "games as learning engines" (James Paul Gee's arguments about informal learning vs. "edugames"), etc.
  • 11:00am: Group work.

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