Category Archives for ARGs

Best of 2009: Books (fiction)

Friday, January 1st 2010

I read about 25 fiction novels in 2009, which is pretty average for me. I try to limit my nominations for ‘best of’ awards to books that were actually published for the first time in 2009, which narrows the pool … Continue reading

01. January 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Ramblings, Reviews, Year's Best | Leave a comment

Dept. of Public Information

Friday, December 5th 2008

Walking out of work recently, I encountered this flyer on the library’s public bulletin board: LOST ourselves. To find, please contact the UNC Department of Public Information and receive your REWARD The pulltabs to take with you have this link: … Continue reading

05. December 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, General, Libraries/Info Sci, UNC | Leave a comment

Alternate Reality Games and Information Literacy

Thursday, October 30th 2008

One area where ARGs have near-unlimited potential is in teaching information literacy skills. By placing the skills’ use in the framework of a game, students/players become more invested and enthusiastic about learning these skills. In fact, they often may not … Continue reading

30. October 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, General, Libraries/Info Sci | 1 comment

Games4Learning: Alternate Reality Games

Wednesday, October 8th 2008

Last Friday I gave a presentation as part of UNC’s wonderful Games4Learning initiative on Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). I think these games have a huge potential to be used as a teaching tool for both social issues and information literacy. … Continue reading

08. October 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations | 2 comments