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Audio from GLLS2007: Quarantined: Creating an Online Game to Teach Information Skills

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 22, 2007 - 2:23pm

By Bee Gallegos and Tammy Allgood
Presented July 24, 2007

958383250_e1e26a80ce_m.jpg "Quarantined: Axl Wise and the Information Outbreak is a fully interactive single-player game environment that simulates the complex processes of selecting, using, evaluating and synthesizing multiple sources of information within a research environment. A variety of information sources such as databases, the online catalog, the web, librarians, professors and peers are employed to solve the mystery in this game.

The game is an educational adventure game with puzzle and action elements. Players try to save the world from a deadly outbreak while developing information literacy skills as they explore the college campus game world, avoid contagious students and professors to remain virus free and avoid VOA (Virus Outbreak Agency) officers. To discover the cause of and cure for the virus, players are required to interact with characters and make decisions about the information resources they encounter.

This presentation will cover the process the Fletcher Library Game Project went through to create this online game, the key decisions made and the lessons learned leading to the successful completion of the project and feedback from students and instructors in its first semester of use. A live demonstration will give audience members a peek at this innovative learning tool in action." More info....

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (38MB, 41:09)

tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries