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Games in Higher Education

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joana Ayala Jul 16, 2015. 4 Replies

Hello!  A colleague and I were funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in October 2014 to create a library-based Center for Games and Learning at our university (MidAmerica Nazarene…Continue

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Jul 25, 2015
Joana Ayala replied to Lauren Hays's discussion Games in Higher Education
"Wow, I love your company format and would love to apply a similar system to my own!"
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Joana Ayala replied to Lauren Hays's discussion Games in Higher Education
"HI Lauren, your projects sounds interesting. My partner and I are currently working on an alternate reality  Creativity Enhancement Game for adults, not higher education but would love to talk about it as well as learn more about your project!"
Jul 16, 2015
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"Hi @Lauren Hays I run a small business and I'm a personal coach and I've created a lot of games in both instances. I'll discuss a bit our training process here which is similar to being a class/education in case they are helpful and…"
Jan 28, 2015
Timothy Hutchinson replied to Lauren Hays's discussion Games in Higher Education
"I would love to get that conference info as it comes available. Timothy Hutchinson Teacher Vista Innovation and Design Academy, Vista Unified School District"
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"Hi, I'm Tim Hutchinson; I'm a middle school teacher at a poor school in a poor district in California. I am faced with classrooms full of reluctant readers. Now I truly believe that most students are reluctant readers because they…"
Jan 14, 2015
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Games in Higher Education

Hello!  A colleague and I were funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in October 2014 to create a library-based Center for Games and Learning at our university (MidAmerica Nazarene University).Scott Nicholson from Syracuse University is serving as our consultant for the grant.  He has been extremely insightful and brought an amazing amount of knowledge.We are getting ready to launch a research study on games in the classroom and we are hosting a conference on July 31, 2015.  We…See More
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Health and Games, or Health in Games

By using game mechanics in therapy for heart patients, teaching young diabetics to estimate carbs, help ritualize the keeping of journals for chronically ill patients, shortening feedback loops, increasing collaboration and putting a smile on the face of poor sods (I am one, I may say so  ) – this group will change the world.First one to release, gets a beer at the next meetup!See More
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Life Long Learning and Gaming

Using gaming to promote the love of learning, and equip students with information literacy skills.  See More
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Gaming in Libraries

Libraries are embracing gaming as a social activity, in service to their mandates to be a community hub, and to serve both educational and recreational needs. Rock Band and chess are common but the potential is much greater. Share ideas, develop games, and reach out to an audience of librarians and library patrons where the gameful principles that bring us all here can have powerful local impact.See More
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Kansas City
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MidAmerica Nazarne University
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www.mnu.edu
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
The Oregon Trail and Chess
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Writer, Teacher, The Best Project Manager Ever, Researcher
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a newbie (no game experience ... yet!)
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Social games, Mobile games, Simulations, Board games, Card games, Educational games, Health games, Workplace / enterprise / productivity games
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Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, School credit, Money, Big money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
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I am an academic librarian who is passionate about education. I love to work with researchers and people who want to see games motivate students to learn through a process and not focus solely on the end product.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
I am the lead project director of a grant from the Instite of Museum and Library Services to create a Center for Games and Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University. I bring education, library, and grant writing abilities. I believe (and am working on a study to prove it!) that games teach 21st century skills and that they teach grit.
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At 10:42pm on January 14, 2015, Timothy Hutchinson said…

Hi,

I'm Tim Hutchinson; I'm a middle school teacher at a poor school in a poor district in California. I am faced with classrooms full of reluctant readers. Now I truly believe that most students are reluctant readers because they haven't found the right book. 

I decided to try and gamefully design a reading program. By that I don not mean read a book, take a test, earn a reward. I want something that will apply to any book at any level. Being a fan of Jane McGonigal, I used her book, Reality is Broken to set the parameters.

I want to plant the attached messages in some thick novel to recruit fluent readers. Fluent readers need to recruit some reluctant readers to go on a quest and read and blog about a book.

I thought it would be fun to use hidden messages and invisible ink to communicate to the teams. 

I could use some collaborative help to figure out those quests, how we measure progress, how we keep it fun, and how we expand it to create a more literate community. candle1.jpg

 
 
 

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