Gamers…in the library?

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Gamers…in the library?
- Eli Neiburger.
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Gamers…in the library?

  1. 1. Gaming learning & libraries Why Screen Time Can Be Time Well Spent Eli Neiburger eli@eliworks.com
  2. 2. The Perception
  3. 3. videogames are antisocial?
  4. 4. videogames are information overload?
  5. 5. screen time is a new element in OUR lives?
  6. 6. videogames are violent and DESTRUCTIVE?
  7. 7. videogames are the enemy of literacy?
  8. 8. videogames are an idle waste of time?
  9. 9. The Facts • Games require advanced literacy • Games overcome Achievement Gaps • Only 15% of videogames sold in the US are rated M • Games build critical workplace and life skills • Gamers are more successful in the workplace • (The Kids are Alright, Beck and Wade)
  10. 10. The TENSION “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners; contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants...” - Socrates “The free access which many young people have to [content] has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth; and prevented others from improving their minds in useful knowledge. Parents take care to feed their children with wholesome diet; and yet how unconcerned about the provision for the mind, whether they are furnished with salutary food, or with trash, chaff, or poison?” - Rev. Enos Hitchcock, 1790
  11. 11. What DO Gamers Learn From Gaming?
  12. 12. COMPREHENSION
  13. 13. Memory & Knowledge
  14. 14. Abstract Reasoning
  15. 15. Spatial Reasoning
  16. 16. Hierarchical Knowledge Systems
  17. 17. research skillz
  18. 18. Perseverance
  19. 19. success requires risk
  20. 20. Delay Gratification
  21. 21. Interface Literacy
  22. 22. 3D manipulation
  23. 23. Take Care of Your Data
  24. 24. DIGITAL Ethics
  25. 25. join in The Global Information Community
  26. 26. Direct Job Skills 37% fewer mistakes, 27% faster
  27. 27. Hidden Assets Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets: External Assets Support: Young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults. Empowerment: Community Values Youth,Youth as Resources, Service to Others, Safety Boundaries & Expectations: Adult role models, Positive Peer Influence, High Expectations Constructive Use of Time: Creative Activities,Youth Programs
  28. 28. Hidden Assets Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets: Internal Assets: Commitment to Learning: Achievement Motivation, Reading for Pleasure Positive Values: Caring, Equality & Social Justice, Integrity, Honesty, Responsibility Social Competencies: Planning and Decision Making, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Competence, Resistance Skills, Peaceful Conflict Resolution Positive Identity: Personal Power, Self-Esteem, Sense of Purpose, Positive View of Personal Future
  29. 29. what’s at stake?
  30. 30. Conversations through Content Primary Audience Library staff Secondary Audience
  31. 31. Conversations through Content Primary Audience Library staff Secondary Audience
  32. 32. • Online Tournament Scoring & Management tools • Blogs, Registration, Brackets, Scoring, Overlays • Local, Regional, and International Leaderboards • GT-System wiki for tournament rules and histories • Synchronized Tournament Days with online finals • Now available in Bokmål! dbib.gtsystem.org wiki.gtsystem.org
  33. 33. 2009 season
  34. 34. 2009 season rock revolution high score tournament rock band (any Version) for 4-player Bands and/or dance dance revolution (any Version) Most perfect steps friday Jul 17 friday Aug 21 friday Sep 11 friday oct 02 friday nov 13 wiki.gtsystem.org
  35. 35. 2009 season mario kart wii single player tournaments brackets for kids, teens, and adults online playoffs sunday Jul 19 sunday nov 15 wiki.gtsystem.org
  36. 36. 2009 season Public library pokemon league pokemon battle revolution & pokemon diamond pokemon pearl pokemon platinum for all ages online playoffs sunday aug 23 sunday sep 13 sunday oct 04 wiki.gtsystem.org
  37. 37. 2009 season Smashkart Championship series super smash bros. brawl single player and team tournaments mario kart wii single player and team tournaments for grades 6 - 12 saturday Jul 18 saturday Aug 22 saturday Sep 12 saturday oct 03 saturday nov 14 wiki.gtsystem.org
  38. 38. 2009 season Smashkart Championship series 2009 grand championships combined smash Bros./ mario kart tournament for single players grades 6 - 12 saturday december 19 wiki.gtsystem.org
  39. 39. 2009 season invite your patrons to be a part of something big at the library! get your gtsystem site and get started today! wiki.gtsystem.org
  40. 40. Thanks for Playing! eli@eliworks.com twitter.com/ulotrichous twitter.com/aadl twitter.com/gtsystem

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