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TRANSFORMATIONS - Design of Digital Game-Based Learning

Event Type
Other
Topic
educational psychology
Sponsor
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Department of Psychology and the Ubiquitous Learning Institute
Location
10 Education, 1310 S 6th St, Champaign
Date
Nov 16, 2011   11:00 am - 12:30 pm  
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Please join us on November 16 from 11-12:30 in Room 10 Education for our next Transformations: Research and Teaching in the Digital Age seminar. Dr. David Huang will be our keynote presenter. His talk, Designing Game-based Learning explores this emergent dimension to research, teaching and learning. In his own words, Dr. Huang talks about his presentation:

Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) has become “serious” in recent years. Corporations, military, and education systems are beginning to embrace its power to enhance the intended learning experiences and performance transfer. The design of digital game-based learning, however, has intimidated many educators/trainers/instructors due to its inherent complexity. Consequently the integration of DGBL is not as extensive as it should be. To address those issues, the talk will introduce and discuss issues related to DGBL in the beginning. Then the focus will shift to the design processes of DGBL. At the end of the talk, participants should be able to: describe the concept of DGBL, articulate the benefits of DGBL when applied to various learning environments, understand a basic design process for Digital Game-Based Learning, and evaluate the effectiveness of GBL in terms of its motivational and cognitive support.

For more information: education.illinois.edu/edpsy/transformations

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