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Friday, April 7 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
UT Breakout Gamification and Active Learning in the Academic Library

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Inspired by the “escape room” concept and “Breakout Edu” librarians at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have designed an active learning library instruction experience. In the UT Libraries’ Breakout game, teams of students follow clues and solve puzzles throughout the libraries’ physical and virtual spaces to “breakout” of the library before the clock runs out. UTK librarians will discuss the learning outcomes, design process, implementation of the game, and, of course, the challenges faced using this new method for library instruction. This session will include examples of the materials used during the instruction as well as ideas of how to design an escape game for your library. We will also share our experience of how we scaled this game to fit one of UTK’s smaller branch libraries as well as diverse user groups. Academic, public, and school librarians are all welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Miranda

Stephanie Miranda

Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Ingrid Ruffin

Student Success Librarian for First Year Studies, UTK
An active duty and reserve, U.S. Air Force veteran, Ingrid received her M.A. in English and M.L.I.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ingrid is currently the Student Success Librarian of First Year Programs at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her professional... Read More →
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Caroline Zeglen

Assistant Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
I'm an assistant librarian at Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library at the UT Libraries. Outreach is the name of the game! I love learning about library instruction, events, promotions (especially if it involves collaborating). We do anything & everything to engage... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 300-B

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