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8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Making Games instead of Playing Games: Tabletop Game Jams in the Classroom FILLING

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Game Jams are intense game creation sessions where participants create a game around a theme in a short period of time. Most Game Jams are digital, but a Tabletop Game Jam is cheaper, more flexible, and allows everyone to get involved.

During this session, you will first learn about the structure for a Game Jam, and then will participate in a mini Game Jam. By the end of the workshop, you will have gone through the steps of a Game Jam and will be able to facilitate this inexpensive activity in your own classrooms.

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Scott Nicholson

Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Dr. Scott Nicholson is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the Director of the Because Play Matters game lab. His areas of interest include meaningful gamification and the creation of transformative games for informal learning and training through participatory design. Dr. Nicholson is a published board game designer, wrote the book Everyone Plays at the Library, and was the host of the Web video... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 106

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