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A portal to student learning: what instruction librarians can learn from video game design

by Nicholas Schiller
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Abstract

Purpose -- The paper aims to present a methodology for analyzing the pedagogical content of video games and to present the findings of one such analysis. Design/methodology/approach -- The pedagogical analysis presented here consists of three parts -- an introduction to the new media of video games, a method for analyzing video games, and lastly, the results of analyzing the pedagogical content of the video game Portal. Findings -- The analysis uncovered significant pedagogical content and useful methodologies used in the design of the video game Portal. Practical implications -- The pedagogies and design methods used in the game Portal can help librarians engage and educate students of the gaming generation in information literacy tasks. Originality/value -- This paper provides a model for pedagogical analysis of the video game medium and practical techniques taken from an excellent representative of that medium. Adapted from the source document.

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76% Librarian
 
6% Student (Bachelor)
 
6% Student (Master)
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18% United States
 
18% United Kingdom
 
6% Netherlands

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