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Learning Games and Simulations To Engage, Expand and Explore October 12-16 2007 Midwest MCMLA Omaha NE What this session covers: Learning games and simulations… with health themes and content for all ages characteristics Gamer demographics Research sampling

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Learning Games and SimulationsTo Engage, Expand and Explore

October 12-16

2007 Midwest MCMLA

Omaha NE


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What this session covers:

  • Learning games and simulations…

    • with health themes and content

    • for all ages

    • characteristics

  • Gamer demographics

  • Research sampling

  • Peek inside some “healthy” games and sims

  • Where to learn more


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  • Games are widely used as education tools, not just for pilots, soldiers and surgeons, but also in schools and businesses…

  • Games require players to:

    • construct hypotheses

    • solve problems

    • develop strategies

    • learn the rules of the in-game world through trial and error

    • juggle several different tasks

    • evaluate risks

    • make quick decisions

  • Playing games is, thus, an ideal form of preparation for the workplace of the 21st century…

  • -The Economist. London: Aug 6, 2005. Vol. 376, Iss. 8438;  pg. 9


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    http://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdfhttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf


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    Simulations for Skills Traininghttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    • Flight simulators – classic example

      • As training tools and games

    • Clinical skills training

      • SimMan

    • Military/Security training

      • America’s Army

      • Language skills

      • Cultural sensitivities

    • Virtual disaster simulations

      • Play2Train in Second Life


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    Big Games/Simshttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    Tiny Games/Sims


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    Games for Healthhttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf


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    Malaria Mosquito Game/Simhttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/malaria/


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    http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/http://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf


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    Pulsehttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    APRIL 10, 2006


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    Second Health Hospital (UK)http://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf


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    Nutrition Made Interestinghttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf


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    Teaching Immunologyhttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf


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    Serious Games for Healthhttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    • Nutrition

      • Monster Nutrition

      • Food Pyramid Blast Off

    • Body is the Game

      • Re-Mission

      • Nanoswarm

    • Exercise

      • Brain Age

      • The WII

      • DDR


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    Implications http://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdffor Libraries and Librarians

    • Instruction

    • Collections

    • Reference

    • Development

    • Librarians as content experts

    • Special events

    • Research


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    Where to Learn Morehttp://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    • Serious Games Initiative

    • Games for Health Website

    • HealthInfo Island in Second Life

    • Game On: Games in Libraries Blog

    • Library Games Blog

    • Conferences

    • People


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    It’s all about learning…http://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    So…

    Let the Games Begin!


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    That’s All Folks!http://www.theesa.com/archives/files/Essential%20Facts%202006.pdf

    • Questions

    Ulrike Dieterle, MA, MLSDistance Services and Outreach CoordinatorEbling Library

    School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin-MadisonPH: 608.262.8025

    [email protected]


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