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ItemPromoting game flow in the design of a hyper-casual mobile game(2020) Dorokhine, Andrew; Bratt, SharonThis capstone research project describes the application and evaluation of elements from the GameFlow model (Sweetser et al., 2017; Sweetser & Wyeth, 2005) to make a hyper-casual tile-matching mobile game more responsive, engaging, challenging while providing the player with a sense of agency and flow. Mobile game design research, as well as game design from a more general perspective frame the design decisions. Contemporary game design research provided a reference to guide the design decisions. The GameFlow model provided assessment criteria. Results show that many of the elements of game flow are promoted. Several recommendations emerged, both situational and generalizable, which could enhance the redesign and provide guidance for game designers who use game flow as a core driver. Future research is encouraged to address issues of immersion, social interaction and user interface. Contributions include a new evaluation methodology that combines design science research and action research. ItemSustainable pedagogies: creating video tutorials through faculty-student-library collaboration(2012) Shamchuk, Lisa; Bratt, Sharon; Coffee, Cherie AnnePresenters will describe the goals and outcomes of a collaborative pilot project to develop educational materials which fulfill the immediate learning outcomes of an undergraduate course, as well as meet the future library research needs of the larger university community. A team consisting of an education librarian, a faculty member teaching in the area of instructional technology and an undergraduate Education student has developed a set of web-based screencast tutorials to be included with MacEwan University Library’s online subject guides. These screencasts are intended to assist students with common information literacy tasks such as using subject specific library databases and reference management tools. Our longer term goal is to identify sustainable pedagogical approaches and projects through faculty, student and librarian collaborations.