Games4libraries


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I run workshops on making games for libraries. We scaffold the day so that concepts of play and games are introduced, then delegates work in groups to build a game prototype of their own. By the end of the day all delegates should have a prototype to develop further and the confidence to use these ideas to further develop games in their own libraries.

I've run were shortened versions of the normal workshop just for an afternoon too, as well as taster workshops for around 90 minutes!

Get in touch if you'd like a workshop running! I've run several now at individual institutions for groups of library staff, learning developers and other support staff and lecturers.

The feed below is from the blog associated with the workshops, http://gamesforlibraries.blogspot.com , where we post all the prototypes the workshop attendees create - please look through them and re-use the ideas if you can!

Making games - the blog!
November 20th
During the i2c2 conference, I gave everyone challenges to complete - Daan Van Loon's was to write a summary of the conference! So here it is... <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 …
November 17th
At the very end of i2c2, I asked "What was the best thing about i2c2" and "What would you change about it". The full feedback follows at the end of this post, but I thought I'd pull a few bits and pieces out to reflect on here, though …
November 16th
This is the first of a few posts about the i2c2 conference I've just run at Scarborough - hopefully it fits okay here as it was a playful, creative experience! A quick response to a twitter exchange follows, mainly as I can't really reply properly in the…
August 30th
Group working at the Finnish workshop... Way back in March, I ran an educational escape room workshop in Helsinki. As a follow up, Eerika Kiuru & Janika Asplund interviewed me, which they wrote up for a journal called Signum. This has just be…
August 24th
Just a random thought on board games / "serious" players of board games. I've been following some discussions online where there are a high proportion of "serious" players of board games. That is, those people who play regularly, prob…
July 16th
Inspired by Eleanor Hannan's SOTL game at Playful Learning Conference, I wondered about making a learning theories game. Her game asked people to consider different Epistimologies, Research instruments, etc., to combine into a research design. I wondered …
July 3rd
At the end of last week, I ran a workshop in Sheffield (in the Diamond building at Sheffield Uni). This one was for a group of people who all taught maths to HE students in the biosciences. Most of them seemed to be having similar problems, dealing with …
June 27th
I had the pleasure of running an Educational Escape Rooms workshop in the East Midlands last week at the lovely Moulton College. I do have a soft spot for land based colleges and enjoyed having a pootle around the grounds at lunchtime! Anyway, we had a p…
June 9th
I've been updating the materials I use in the educational game making workshops I run occasionally. I thought it would be a good idea to turn them into a set of materials that other people could use at the same time as updating them for myself. So the pi…
June 3rd
Yesterday we launched the TeachKit Kickstarter! TeachKits are a set of teaching materials you get through the post to help you teach these things, especially if you tend to have "one-off" sessions with students and need something quick and ea…