When: Held quarterly, 11 am - Noon / Archives
Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz: Gaming in Adult Learning / December 8, 2014
John Bramble, Technology Coordinator / MidContinental Region (MCR)
Matt Steadman, Web Software Developer / MidContinental Region (MCR)
Description: Come learn about a professional development engagement technique called “Online Interactive Professional Development Experience” (OLPDE), informally known as Gaming in Adult Learning. The technique is a way to combine a human’s propensity for combining play with learning new or strengthening existing skills.
There will be a demonstration of Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz (LITWLOO), a game being used by the NN/LM MidContinental Region (MCR) as another way to encourage Network members to develop skills beneficial to the practice of health sciences librarianship.
Participants will leave with:
- an increased understanding of how play and learning go hand-in-hand
- an increased understanding of the teaching methods use in the NN/LM MCR's OLPDE; and
- a better understanding of LITWLOO and how to play the game to earn points and free continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA)