Video Games & Learning Symposium – Glasgow, February 2012

Video Games & Learning Symposium – Glasgow, February 2012

glasgowuniThe University of Glasgow’s Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Instititute (HATII) has organised a half day symposium exploring the area of game-based learning and the use of off-the-shelf consumer games technology within an educational context.

The symposium will feature three noted and high profile speakers who can provide insight into the rapidly evolving new area of game based learning…

  • Richard A. Bartle (Senior Lecturer and Visiting Professor of Computer Game Design at the University of Essex, and co-creator of MUD)
  • Derek Robertson (National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning at Learning and Teaching Scotland)
  • Jo Twist (CEO of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, UKIE)

The symposium will explore:

Game-based learning – ranging from the deployment of bespoke educational games in schools to the use of commercial off-the shelf (COTS) titles to support learning – is an area of increasing interest for educators, researchers, games developers and policy makers, who see the potential of video game technology to motivate and educate learners of all ages.

The event is FREE, you simply to to register to attend via Eventbrite.  The organisers are even promising to provide coffee and tea for those as yet undecided.

The symposium takes place on February 28th of February from 09:30 to 13:30.  The location is:

Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building,

University of Glasgow

Lilybank Gardens

G12 Glasgow

See you there.

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