Exciting news from the CUNY Games Network:
1. Do you write a blog about game-based learning, and/or would you like to contribute to ours? Email us a link to your blog or a specific entry about games in the classroom and we may feature it on our website. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce The CUNY Games Conference 5.0, to be held on January 18, 2019, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.
This year, the CUNY Games Conference distills its best cutting-edge interactive presentations into a one-day event to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education, focusing particularly on non-digital learning activities faculty can use in the classroom every day. The conference will include workshops on how to modify existing games for the classroom, how to incorporate elements of play into simulations and critical thinking activities, as well as poster sessions, playtesting, and game play. For the digitally minded, will also offer a workshop in creating computer games in Unity.
Game-based pedagogy incorporates some of the best aspects of collaborative, active, and inquiry-based learning. With the growing maturity of game-based learning in higher education, the focus has shifted from whether games are appropriate for higher education to how games can be best used to bring real pedagogical benefits and encourage student-centered education. The CUNY Games Network is dedicated to encouraging research, scholarship, and teaching in this developing field. We aim to bring together all stakeholders: faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and game designers. Both CUNY and non-CUNY participation is welcome.
Stay tuned for our schedule and call for posters and game presentations.
REVOLUTIONARY LEARNING 2016
New York City
Revolutionary Learning 2016 will bring together leaders from higher education, K-12, government, and the nonprofit and corporate world to showcase game-based innovation that is transforming learning in the 21st century.
Conference Program Information
Sessions include a dynamic mix of unrestricted panel discussions by renowned experts in assessment, research, and ethics; collaborative demonstrations of game-based classroom practices; space to create your own game-based learning activities, and numerous opportunities to network and collaborate in a fun, game-like atmosphere. Register now at www.revolutionarylearning.org.
CUNY faculty and staff receive a 60% registration discount! Simply go to www.revolutionarylearning.org to register and enter CUNY in the registration code field.
Unique Conference Features
- A dynamic conference game that facilitates collaboration, networking, and creative thinking culminating in a nal, expertly judged conference presentation in the historic Grand Ballroom.
- A Revolutionary Arcade room where attendees can test cutting edge learning games and network with designers.
- A book exhibit to meet authors who will sign copies of their books.
Panel Discussions, Workshops & Demonstrations From:
- Ian Livingstone
- Clark Aldrich
- Nicholas Fortungna
- Lee Sheldon
- Dr. Michael Levine
- The Disruptive Media Lab
- Dr. Rebecca Rufo-Tepper
Sample Sessions Include:
- Who Says What’s “Educational”? The Role of Research in Learning Games: A Panel Discussion w/ Greg Toppo, USA Today
- Code Create Collaborate
- A Demonstration by Students and Teachers at the famousQuest to Learn School
- Create Engaging Learning Experiences w/ Muzzy Lane Author
- Using Interactive Fiction in the Classroom
- Adventures in Collateral Learning: Two Post-Mortems
- Dueling Games; Playing Games in STEM-What Kind of GamesWork Best?
- Pro-Social Mobile Games, Community Activism, and MinorityYouth Empowerment
- Shakespeare, Mandela-Pop Culture and Digital Games
- Virtual Reality in Education
- What’s Your Game Plan? Turn Any Idea Into a Game
- Transforming Education Through Collaboration, Design and Play
- Ethics in and Around Games, Learning and Life
Educators coming together to explore how the principles of games promote learning