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ERIC Number: EJ880035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Playing with History: A Look at Video Games, World History and Libraries
Snow, Cason E.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n2 p128-135 2010
The ubiquity of video games in today's society presents unique challenges and opportunities for librarians and faculty. A significant subset of video games use historical periods as a setting, some with greater adherence to history than others. Many students are playing these games and bringing preconceived ideas of the historical period to the classroom. This article demonstrates how a working librarian has explained how video games and gaming technology can be used by history faculty in teaching Asian history and provides a brief look at the content of some of the more popular games available. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A