What’s Your Game Plan?
November 7, 2013, 12-2 pm
Maura A. Smale, Associate Professor, Information Literacy Librarian
Library, New York City College of Technology
Leah Potter, Project Director for Online Professional Development/Multimedia Producer
American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, Graduate Center
Join the CUNY Games Network as we showcase some of our research in teaching through gaming. Game-based learning is an interactive, interdisciplinary pedagogy that uses best practices in collaborative learning and simulations. This workshop will provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the principles of game-based learning and present examples of learning games designed and tested by CUNY faculty.
The workshop will include a round of “What’s Your Game Plan?,” a game designed by members of the CUNY Games Network to help educators brainstorm learning games for their students. Attendees will be divided into design teams whose job it is to enhance a traditional lesson with the mechanics of popular games, and will have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of game-based learning and educational game design. Participants from all disciplines will find something to use in the classroom, from computer-based games to "ordinary" board and card games.
The CUNY Games Festival, a conference on games-based learning in higher ed will take place all day on January 17, 2014
Game Day and prototype playtesting, January 18, 2013. For more information: http://cunygames.org