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Come Learn About Using Twine in the Library! March 15 workshop

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    Robin Camille Davis

    Hands-on workshop organized by the LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee

    Twine describes itself as “an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.” It is similar to the print-based, “Choose Your Own Adventure Series” of books. Two CUNY librarians will be presenting on how they use Twine in their libraries.

    When: March 15th, 2018, 2pm to 4pm

    Where: Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (in the Classroom, upstairs)

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    Robin Davis of John Jay College has adapted Twine to create online tutorials for the library, like How to download ebooks. Because Twine is a nonlinear storytelling application, it allows users to have several choices in how to move ahead in a step-by-step guide. As a result, as user would benefit from a tutorial about troubleshooting research problems with varying choices such as “I’m finding too many articles,” “I’m finding off-topic articles,” and “I’m finding few articles or none at all” — all with tailored guidance for each situation.

    Kate Lyons of Hostos Community College, in conjunction with an ESL faculty member, created a game to encourage ESL students to learn and practice grammar concepts as they play. Students engage in reading a meaningful story-structure based on relevant course content and, thus, as learners they have an impact on the outcome of the game. The story ends in a cliff-hanger and in writing their own endings, have ownership over the story.

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