RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 156975274 LA English T1 The ecology of games : connecting youth, games, and learning A1 Tekinbaş, Katie Salen., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2008 SN 9780262195751 0262195755 9780262693646 026269364X AB "The Ecology of Games aims to expand upon and add nuance to the debate over the value of games - which so far has been vociferous but overly polemical and surprisingly shallow. Game play is credited with fostering new forms of social organization and new ways of thinking and interacting; the contributors work to situate this within a dynamic media ecology that has the participatory nature of gaming at its core. They look at the ways in which youth are empowered through their participation in the creation, uptake, and revision of games; emergent gaming literacies, including modding, world-building, and learning how to navigate a complex system; and how games act as points of departure for other forms of knowledge, literacy, and social organization."--BOOK JACKET.