8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Lee Sheldon

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Associate Professor
Troy, NY
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 and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lee wrote the bestselling book The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (2011); his book Character Development and Storytelling for Games (Second Edition, 2013) is the standard text in the field.

His current applied game projects include two games at Rensselaer: The Lost Manuscript 2: The Summer Palace Cipher, a virtual reality game teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture; and These Far Hills, a video game teaching engineering and science; plus a business ethics video game for Indiana University; and Secrets, an online game teaching culture and identity on the Internet for Excelsior College.

His most recent commercial game is the AAA Kinect title Fantasia: Music Evolved for Harmonix/Disney due out this year.

In a former life Lee wrote and produced over 200 popular television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation and Charlie's Angels.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, August 5

9:15am EDT