Spoonful of Sugar Helps Assessment Go Down: Games and Formative Assessment in Library Instruction, A

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Email:broussm (at) lycoming.edu (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)
Category:Trade Day Event
Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Wed Aug 13 11:00 am - noon (1 hour )
Host:Mary Broussard (Mary Broussard)
Ages:Teen (13+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:JW Marriott, room 204
Tickets:77 out of 100 are available (as of 7:02 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 7:02 am

Games are ideal environments for in-the-process-of-learning assessments because they can assess player skills through simulation and give feedback through adaptive support and leveling-up mechanisms.

Whether digital or analog, educational library games can be ideal environments for in-the-process-of-learning assessments. Through a game, the librarian can assess players’ skills through their performance in authentic simulations and give feedback through adaptive support and leveling-up mechanisms. This presentation will show how the theory of game-based learning aligns with that of formative assessment and give several examples from tried-and-true library games. While the presenter’s examples are from an academic library perspective, the content of this presentation will also be applicable to home-grown game programs at public libraries as well.

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