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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th April 2015

Gregory, S. (2015). Virtual World, Varsity Sport. Time, 185(12), 44. Much like the way athletic-gear companies such as Nike and Adidas infiltrated traditional scholastic sports, video-game companies are helping underwrite the college gaming explosion. Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, is offering $360,000 in total scholarship money toplayers who make this year’s […]

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Gender, Identity, and Video Games

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th February 2015

Gender, Identity, and Video Games Thursday, February 19, 2015 Northrop — Best Buy Theater Video game demos: 3-4:15pm Discussion: 4:15-5:30pm Join us for a discussion about the structural inequalities and prejudices present within the video games culture and industry from a variety of viewpoints. We will explore the ways underrepresented genders and races historically have […]

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library collection of video games

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th January 2015

If you have a video game collection, how does your institution curate and preserve games that are in collections?  Do you have advice for selectors on what kinds of file formats to choose, or what techniques are required to ensure the long term usability of the games? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Simon W. Lee, MLIS Inquiry Librarian Lead, […]

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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd November 2013

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain “It’s a matter of finding balance,” he said. “Upgrade the technology skills of older ‘digital immigrants,’ and help young kids improve social skills.” On one hand, we’re trained not to think deeply about subjects when we text quick snippets, Tweet short thoughts, On the other hand, technology trains […]

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