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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Playful Pedagogy: Using Game Components to Change the Student Experience - Recorded Online Session 

Description

Research on games and learning have shown us that games can be powerful tools for learning--providing players with the opportunity to learn from and even celebrate failures as part of the natural learning process in a challenging environment. How can universities take advantage of the power of games and game mechanics? It's not as simple as dropping in badges and leaderboards. Professor Liz Lawley, who teaches in the Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Interactive Games & Media as well as directing RIT's Lab for Social Computing, will talk about Just Press Play, a game layer for undergraduate engagement that she and her colleagues have designed to enrich the learning environment for undergraduate students. After three years of iterative development and testing, her group will be releasing the software underlying Just Press Play under an open source license at the end of this academic year.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library.

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

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Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
4/23/2014 1 hour 16 minutes
Cost
No Charge
Presenter
Liz Lawley Michael Sauers
CE Hours
1
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
christa.burns@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Library Commission