Gaming To Teach Information Literacy

Marsha Spiegelman and Richard Glass at Nassau Community College teamed up to add a gaming component to information literacy courses.  Marsha, an instruction librarian, brings the information aspect to the courses, and Richard, a mathematics and computer science professor, contributed the technology component.  Together, they have created an innovative gaming while learning environment, which is attractive to today’s students, who are active in both social and intellectual spaces (the line between both is rapidly disappearing).

You will find links to some of the games they have used on their CIL Wiki  page and also many other resources (including their presentation slides) on their wiki.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and CIL 2008 Blog Coordinator

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