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8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Keynote: Gamification: What Works and What Sucks

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Gamification is an over-used buzz word that for many educators promises so much and delivers so little. Lee will illuminate the diseases that afflict 95% of all gamified educational experiences, then suggest some cures by revealing his own voyage of discovery while creating entire classes as games, and how his approach has matured since those first stumbling steps before the term became popular in 2010 to where he now uses the powerful triumvirate of gameplay, narrative and emotion to enable collateral learning: where students learn almost without realizing it because they want to know what happens next.


Lee Sheldon

Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Associate Professor | | Department of Communication and Media | | Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences | | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | | Principal Investigator: Emergent Reality Lab | | Author: Character Development and Storytelling for Games | | Author: The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game | | | | Lee Sheldon is a professional game writer and designer, and an Associate Professor in the Games... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am