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Thursday, August 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
What Buffy the Vampire Slayer Has To Teach Us About Gaming, Education, and Self-directed Learning

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) is a teen horror television series that aired from 1997-2003. It was notable for its twist on the horror genre, making the scared girl in the alley, the hero that kills monsters. BtVS was also notable for its portrayal of and focus on the student experience and education. \ \ Game-based learning has similar connections to education and pop-culture. Many of the themes addressed in BtVS are frequently reflected in games-based learning literature. The Panel will discuss gaming, education, and lifelong learning framed by themes identified in Buffyverse literature, topics will include: \ •Games that reinforce or subvert the student-teacher relationship \ •Games and learning in the wild and "dangerous” knowledge \ •Games to train, games to learn, & the implicit politics of design. \ •Games that provide player agency while still supporting learning objectives. \ •Do games provide an existential reframe of education and learning?

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Reid Adams

Director of Simulation Ops., DeVry Medical International's Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy
Reid Adams works in Clinical Simulation Research for DeVry. He has worked extensively in simulation with multiple healthcare disciplines at various levels of training, ranging from under graduate to practicing clinician. Reid’s previously work at the Ross University School of Medicine... Read More →

Eric Bauman

Iselen, New Jersey, United States, DeVry Medical International's Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy
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Benjamin DeVane

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Identity & Learning Computational Thinking Design & Aesthetics
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Crystle Martin

Researcher, University of California, Irvine

Angela Samosorn

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Moses Wolfenstein

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin, Extension
Moses has worked in the field of education for over a decade, and has been studying and creating games and other digital media for learning since 2006. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis where he worked with his adviser... Read More →

Thursday August 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Traditions Union South