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Friday, May 20 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Learning by Playing: Gamification and Serious Games

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The Path to Mastery Using Serious Games
In developing my graduate course on Serious Games at DePaul University, I conducted a yearlong study on the questions to be addressed by this new mode of learning and assessments.  
  • Can we encourage adults to experience failure in the spirit of learning? 
  • Can we build reflection and feedback loops into the learning process? 
  • Can we help adults further develop their capacities for social interaction and collaborative problem-solving?
In this presentation, I will present research that addresses these questions by the development and distribution of Serious Games by presenting evidence from studies conducted by Northwestern University and Temple University.

Presented by Dennis Glenn (School for New Learning)

Using Gamification to Create Engaging Classrooms  
Gamfication, the practice of applying game elements to real world situations, can be used to create fun, engaging, and motivating learning environments. This interactive workshop guides participants through the basics of points-badges-leaderboards, an understanding for the four player types, and actionable methods for implementation.   

Presented by Levi Baer (Organizational Communication) 

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Levi Baer

Adjunct Instructor, DePaul University
To Levi Baer, a perfect world is one in which everyone has access to the systems and resources needed to advance their ideas and projects. He is solving this challenge using games, entrepreneurship, and community building. Currently, Levi is an independent team building consultant, an instructor of Communication Studies at DePaul University, and the driving force behind the entrepreneur community Coffee & Conversation. He is always interested... Read More →
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Dennis Glenn

President, Dennis Glenn LLC
Dennis Glenn LLC creates interactive virtual simulations for learning and assessment that evaluate the cognitive decision-making abilities of knowledge workers. As a consultant to many corporations and educational organizations, Dennis Glenn has designed learning systems, curricula, business plans, and classrooms for synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.

Friday May 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 120 AB 2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614