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educators program

Lessons Learned From Games for Education

Thursday, 4 August, 9 - 10 am
Room 502B

There is increasing interest in the possibility that good game design can help promote learner states that are conducive to learning. However, we are only beginning to understand what features of games make them educationally effective. This panel brings together researchers who are experienced in creating educational games and studying their effects on learning to address key questions:
  • What features of games are most important for promoting learning?
  • How do non-game learning activities and learning aids change when game-based activities are introduced? How can they best be integrated?
  • How does game-based learning transfer to the real world?
W. Lewis Johnson
University of Southern California
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Idit Caperton
MaMaMedia, Inc.

Carrie Heeter
Michigan State University

Yasmin Kafai
University of California, Los Angeles

Brian Slator
North Dakota State University