Other Carnegie Mellon University Games – Antiphishing Phil

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Anti-phishing game from Carnegie Mellon and CUPS.

http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil/

Other Carnegie Mellon Games – Carnegie Cadets

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Learn about the cyber security game from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy.

https://www.mysecurecyberspace.com/home/academy

When Work Becomes a Game – BBC News

•November 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

An article on the possible connections between video gaming and workplace development.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7030234.stm

Library Arcade Project Timeline

•November 15, 2007 • 1 Comment

Three phases (6 months each) over an 18 month period, 2006 – 2007

Process similar to a product design & launch

 

phase 1: six months — decide to make a game/team formation

 

March 2006

 

  • Buhl Grant for Information Literacy received

 

  • Dean of Libraries (CMU) contacts Director of ETC

 

April

  • Game design project to be led by Engineering & Science Library/Librarians

 

  • Donna Beck appointed as the CMU Libraries project team leader

 

May

  • Research on information literacy & games conducted

 

  • Games by ETC and other institutions explored

 

June

  • Goals/Objectives of game project discussed

 

  • Project description drafted

 

July

  • ETC fall semester project choices will include CMU Libraries Game

 

August

  • Game design will involve professionals and students from ETC working on the project

 

  • Project expected to begin at the start of the semester on August 28, 2006

 

 

phase 2: six months — team(s) design game

 

September

  • Donna Beck, Rachel Callison and Dan Hood form Library Team

 

  • Library Team meets with Charles Palmer and ETC students for first time

 

October

  • Focus and concepts for game discussed

 

November

  • ETC team presents their design document and ideas for game play

 

  • Learning objectives (ACRL) discussed & “creative stages” of the game begin

 

December

  • Dean of Libraries provided with project update

 

January 2007

  • Library Team members establish regular meetings with the ETC team members


February

  • ETC team names the project iLit and themselves as the iLit team

 

  • Library team shares web-based information tutorials with iLit team

 

 

phase III : six months — testing & marketing of game

 

March 2007

  • iLit team conducts a test of game with Library Team, CMU Library staff & students

 

  • Donna Beck attends ACRL conference session on information literacy games

 

April

  • iLit team sets up a table in Univ Center to solicit student feedback

 

  • Game(s) are tweaked based on feedback

 

May

  • Library team views final draft of video & games

 

  • iLit team presents their final project to ETC faculty

 

June

  • John Fudrow asked to join Library Team to assist with marketing efforts

 

  • iLit team struggles with developing 3rd game component; decision is made to not proceed at this time with this component

 

July

  • John Fudrow attends 1st ALA TechSource Symposium on Gaming, Learning, and Libraries

 

  • Library Team members meet and discuss marketing of game and procedures for acquiring & hosting game files

 

August

  • ETC provides CMU Libraries with game files

 

  • Game files are uploaded to CMU Libraries web server

 

 

Next steps…

 

September 2007

 

 

October

 

November

  • Brownbag @ CMU presentation

 

  • WPWV-ACRL Fall Meeting presentation

 

Library Science and the World Around Us

•October 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Another hit was directed from the Library Science blog of John Fudrow.

Moby Games Post

•October 2, 2007 • 2 Comments

Someone posted a link to our Library Arcade on the Moby Games Forums.

Mark Wallace

•October 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

On his blog 3pointD, Mark Wallace posted a link to our library arcade site.