GOAL21 Gaming Opportunities in Academic Libraries for the 21st Century

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2015 | PROJECT

The Mabee Library at MidAmerica Nazarene University will create a Center for Games and Learning, which will be used to incorporate games in higher education curricula and academic life, with the goal of promoting skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, and strategic thinking. A cohort of faculty members will incorporate games into selected courses, and evaluations will be performed to assess the acquisition of skills through gaming. Following the dissemination of these findings, the Center for Games and Learning will remain as a pioneering campus resource for future faculty to incorporate in their courses.

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Team Members

Lauren Hays, Principal Investigator, MidAmerica Nazarene University


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries
Award Number: SP-02-14-0038-14
Funding Amount: $20,000


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Games | Simulations | Interactives | Higher Education Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | Library Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs