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Report
Jamie M. Holmes, MLS
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Northeastern State University, BA
50 Minute
Instruction
Professor
Requested
Objectives
Session
“Games are one of the most highly
effective ways to engage adult
learners”
• Events w/ emotion =
long-lasting learning
• Boredom/apathy do not
promote learning
• Learners need repeated
practice and immediate
feedback
• Use both competition and
collaboration
• Avoids long periods of
passive listening & too
much hectic activity
• Host can gauge how
learners are doing
• Helps build camaraderie
• Discussion on teams
increases understanding
• Supports diverse learning
styles: visual, auditory
and kinesthetic
Motivation
• 1st place gets 3 tickets
• 2nd place gets 2 tickets
• 3rd place gets 1 ticket
• Grand Prize =
100 pages on library
print server
Feature
Shows html
code examples
on comment
form
More comment
notification
options
Easy RSS
feeds w/ widget
Allows link
target options
Blogger
Wordpress
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Image Credits, Links & References
NSUBA Campus: http://www.nsuok.edu/goodies/wallpaper/brokenarrow640x480.jpg
Day 5 Sleeeeepy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crock/297090749/
Portrait of a College Student: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reflection/2087916305/
NSU Libraries Curriculum & Instruction Department page:
http://library.nsuok.edu/collegeed/cni/index.html and various Tech Smith logos from:
http://www.techsmith.com/
Sleeping person image from: Office Online, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx
Survivor Library blog: http://www.survivorlibrary.blogspot.com/
Surviving the Library Wiki: http://survivingthelibrary.pbwiki.com/
Yaman, D. & Covington, M. (2006). I’ll take learning for 500: Using gameshows to engage, motivate
and train. San Francisco: Pheiffer. Various EBSCOHost screen shots.
Facts from Yaman & Covington (full reference above)
Candy & money images from: Office Online, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx
Document presented to students in library instruction sessions: Library Mission Possible
Stormy Clouds Cover the Jungle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lapidim/43201197/
Mission Impossible (film, 1996) poster from The Internet Movie Database:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117060/
Mission Impossible logo (TV series, CBS, original logo) from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission:_Impossible
Mission Impossible Theme Song (15 second clip) from my copy of Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1:
From the 50's and 60's [SOUNDTRACK]. Available from
http://www.amazon.com/Televisions-Greatest-Hits-Vol-50s/dp/B000000GOI

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