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8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
The Game is UP: A Gameshow featuring some of your favorite GiE presenters, Hosted by Chris Haskell LIMITED

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From Oregon Trail to Second Life to World of Warcraft, the evolution of digital game and socialization spaces as classrooms continues to dazzle and delight some while frightening and concerning others. This panel game-based learning expert educators, moderated by Dr. Chris Haskell from Boise State University, will look into the future of these spaces and attempt to describe the classroom of 2023. Panelists to include Peg Sheehy (WoW is schools), Lucas Gillespie (Minecraft is Schools), Andrew Miller (@betamiller), Marianne Malmstrom (Atlantis Rising), and others.

Session Learning Outcomes
As gaming spaces become ubiquitous, we move into them for the purpose of learning. Perhaps this is because the educators enjoy the rush, the students enjoyed the digital frontiers, or maybe, just maybe, they serve as effective digital learning spaces. This panel discussion will unpack what makes these spaces so valuable and what they may look like in the future.
- What are the platforms that are likely to stick around or emerge?
- What changes in the Internet, mobile Internet, and consoles will mean for teaching and learning and digital spaces?
- How can teachers identify, learn about, and inhabit the digital game-spaces of the future?

Speakers
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Chris Haskell

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Chris Haskell plays video games for a living, or at least that’s what his friends think. He's the director of the Varsity eSports At Boise State. As a professor and researcher, Chris also focuses on the impact of videogames, virtual worlds, social media, and digital culture... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 166

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