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Gamification “involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging” (http://gamification.org). In this presentation learn how libraries are using......

Gamification “involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging” (http://gamification.org). In this presentation learn how libraries are using gamification to enhance their existing library systems, discover innovative gaming projects (Guest speakers: Iman Moradi from LibraryGame and Aaron Stanton from the Game of Books) and explore other more traditional ways to provide your library users with an exciting and fun time at their library.

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  • 3. Agenda• Discover two innovative library gaming projects: LibraryGame and Game of Books!• Learn how libraries are using gamification to enhance their existing library systems.• Share what you are doing to provide your library users with an exciting and fun time at THEIR library.
  • 4. Gamification “involves applying gamedesign thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging.” (Source: http://gamification.org)
  • 5. Discovery!
  • 6. Game-based Learning Using competitive exercises to getstudents to challenge themselves withthe hopes of motivating them to learn better and more meaningfully.
  • 7. “The trick is not in knowing the single solution. It’s having lots of different options andsolutions to turn to.” Source: Wired Magazine April ,2012, page 22
  • 8. Kinect in Education• Robotic controls• Augmented Reality in Twitter• Enhance theatre arts• Navigate locations, operating systems etc.• Learn to play guitar• Explore anatomy• Learn sign language• Manipulate air drawings (Brainstorming)• Innovative presentation tool Source: http://apps.kinecteducation.com/
  • 9. http://www.civilization5.com/ http://www.trinity.edu/jdonald/bloodonthestacks.html http://game.nypl.org
  • 10. Allen County Public Library Creates High-Tech Hackerspaces Source: http://goo.gl/wHZyR
  • 11. Game Development Workshops Visit http://goo.gl/dQrnd for a list of game engines!
  • 12. Reloop Offer classes on “fun”technologies! SpeedX 3D Mocha VNC
  • 13. Invited to this fundraiser via Google +
  • 14. More information at:http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/instruction/scavenger.html
  • 15. Promote your music collection!
  • 16. G a mSource: http://goo.gl/PUaJp i n Source: http://goo.gl/6mPSd g n i g h t Source: http://goo.gl/SRZ5Q Source: http://goo.gl/tVIc9 s
  • 17. Sponsor drawing contests using Draw Something
  • 18. Share your location. Offer incentives for users to check-in to your library and make it worthwhile for them!
  • 19. Badgeshttp://www.openbadges.org
  • 20. What are you doing?
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