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Games in Education

Unconference Topic: 
Games in Education
Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Location: 
Atlanta, Georgia | Georgia Tech Campus

Games have been widely used in education and have been shown to be an effective way of keeping students motivated and engaged. Recently, new types of social games have added more sophisticated game mechanisms among players, making them more dynamic and interesting while not placing overwhelming requirements on game designers. Today's students are digital natives and 65% of them are frequent video or social game players. Using games to facilitate learning is a topic all educators should consider.

Outcomes
Discussion Topics: 
  • How to define games used in higher education
  • How social games can improve learning
  • Potential of engaging students in the design process of new games
  • Expense and time demands to develop good educational games and possibilities for supporting faculty on these endeavors

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