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Thursday, August 18 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel: The Assessment Game — Moving Beyond Traditional Measures

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Educational and serious games can facilitate a wide variety of transformations in learners, which can in turn impact both peers and educators in the learner’s environment. These transformations may include changes in knowledge and behaviors to changes in beliefs, attitudes and values. Despite a substantial body of innovations around assessment of game-based learning, most frequently-used evaluation methods are limited to simple knowledge-gain measures. How do we leverage the power of game-based learning and assessment, while responding to demands for evidence of effectiveness and validity? This Panel brings their diverse experiences in game-based assessment to a group discussion, helping game developers think beyond traditional assessments, with examples of more innovative ways to measure impact. After a short discussion from the Panel, the Panel will play The Assessment Game, proposing a variety of assessment strategies for randomly assigned content, audiences and transformations generated through audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Director, TERC
I direct a team of game designers, researchers, and learning scientists who live and work on the edge of science and play.
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Barbara Chamberlin

Professor, Game Developer, New Mexico State University
Barbara Chamberlin directs game and media development at New Mexico State University’s Learning Games Lab. The production team works on a variety of content and audiences, most recently completing Math Snacks games for mid school learners (mathsnacks.org). Dr. Chamberlin also conducts research on game-based learning, specializing in formative testing and methodologies for taking products through development with users. Learn more at... Read More →
avatar for Allisyn Levy

Allisyn Levy

VP, GameUp, BrainPOP
Since joining BrainPOP in 2007, Allisyn Levy has played an integral role in the creation, launch, and continued development of BrainPOP Educators, our online professional community. Now, as Vice President, GameUp, she leads outreach efforts for BrainPOP's online learning games portal, a collection of top, cross-curricular game titles from leading game creators. Allisyn is a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 11 years as an elementary... Read More →
avatar for Michelle  Riconscente

Michelle Riconscente

President, Designs for Learning


Thursday August 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Traditions Union South

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