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Wednesday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Using Games to Teach Computer Science Concepts

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Games that help players develop an understanding of computer science concepts are a promising alternative to the current emphasis on programming. This workshop will introduce participants to digital and analog games that demonstrate how CS concepts can be integrated with game play and engaging story contexts. Relevant issues such as the use of player data for assessment of learning, the role of narrative in educational games, and the challenges of identifying appropriate concepts for game-based learning will also be addressed. \

Speakers
avatar for Earl Aguilera

Earl Aguilera

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Games and Impact, Arizona State University
Former HS English teacher | Doctoral candidate: Learning, Literacies, and Technologies | Studying the role of youth literacies in digital-age learning environments
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Jackie Barnes

Postdoctoral Researcher, Northeastern University
I've spent my years in grad school designing educational games, and my dissertation years looking into the diversity of user experience in a specific educational games. I want to keep designing, and to better understand how players see games differently, and whether they see educational... Read More →
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Stephanie Eordanidis

Kean University
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Yetunde Folajimi

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Northeastern University
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Elisabeth Gee

Professor, Arizona State University
I'm the Associate Director of the Center for Games & Impact at ASU, and co-directing the Play2Connect initiative with Dr. Sinem Siyahhan at Cal State-San Marcos. I'm interested in gender and gaming, game-based affinity spaces, and intergenerational play.
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Casper Harteveld

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Northeastern University
Dr. Casper Harteveld is an Assistant Professor of Game Design at Northeastern University, and author of Triadic Game Design (Springer, 2011), a book about serious game design. He earned his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management... Read More →
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Gillian Smith

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Northeastern University
craft games sewing procedural content generation computational creativity feminism and games
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Carolee Stewart

Union, NJ, Kean University
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Kelly M Tran

Assistant Professor, High Point University
PhD Student at Arizona State University.


Wednesday August 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Industry Union South