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:

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