This chapter outlines some of the ways in which the integration of games and gamified activities directly impact student motivation in the classroom. It discusses how games naturally align with the principles of both motivational design and backward design and offers an overview of some of the free and open source options that can assist instruction librarians in creating their first games. It also includes examples of games that the authors have themselves created and tools that they have customized to enrich student engagement in one-shot instruction sessions.
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Chesley, Camille and Anantachai, Tarida, "Level Up the One-Shot: Empowering Students with Backward Design and Game-Based Learning" (2019). University Libraries Faculty Scholarship. 109.