Dr Joanne O’Mara in Saurfang

The next talk in the #rugame series features Dr.Joanne O’Mara, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Deakin University talking about research she has been involved in about learning from computer games.

The talk takes 10 February 9.00am (AEST) Note: for North American participants this talk will take place 9 February 2.00pm Pacific time.

The talks are held in the Ironforge Library, Saurfang realm of World of Warcraft. The talks last for about 30 minutes, with time for questions and discussion at the end.  You can look at transcripts of earlier talks.

The talks take place using guild chat. You need an Alliance toon (have a look at the slideshow for some hints), and you can join the guild Where is the library, just prior to the talk. Whisper Franticread for an invite – this toon will be online an hour before the seminar. For further information about this please contact ellenforsyth@gmail.com

rugame for 2011

rugame is back in 2011 with a series of exciting talks about libraries, education and games.

The year starts with your stories. How are you using games at your library? This will be a quick information sharing session. Then we move into a reading discussion, inspired by the new worgan toons and the summer reading theme in Australia which is Scare up a good book #suagb. You don’t have to be in Australia to benefit from this discussion. Just read a scary book and come along ready to discuss it.

This is a great opportunity to bring ideas along and have people help you develop them further. You might even find someone to collaborate with on your ideas.

Your toon will need to join the guild as well – so whisper Franticread (who will be online an hour before the scheduled start of the discussion).

The talks will tale place 9.00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time.  Note: for North American participants this talk will take place 12 January in the afternoon or evening – 2.00pm Pacific time

The talks are held in the Ironforge Library, Saurfang realm of World of Warcraft.

Please contact me on ellenforsyth@gmail.com with any questions you have about how to do this.

There is information about talks later in the year and transcripts of previous talks.  I hope you can come along and join in the discussion.

Using WoW for professional development

You are invited to participate in a series of occasional talks which have started in the Saurfang realm.  Each month a different speaker will talk, using IM, about games and libraries.  The first speaker in this series was Shawn McCann, Digital Projects Librarian at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  A full transcript of this talk can be seen here.

To participate in the talks you just need to have an Alliance toon in Saurfang.  Guild chat is used for the talks, so you need to join the Where is the library guild.  This can be done just before the talks take place by whispering to Franticread for an invite.

The next speaker in the series is Craig Anderson. For more information about upcoming talks, including times see the Games and libraries wiki.

These talks follow on from a seminar which was held in WoW earlier this year and featured Liz Danforth, Scott Nicholson, Adam Beck and Peggy Sheehy as presenters.  You can see a transcript of the seminar here Liz Danforth has written a blog post about this for Games, gamer & gaming.