Please join the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Games & Simulations Network for a livestream of the closing keynote on Wednesday, August 12 at 6 p.m. Chris Luchs, CCCOnline Associate Dean and ISTE officer will be hosting the livestream. Questions and a back channel will be over padlet on the livestream page.
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University professor, game designer and researcher will be presenting Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions.
In the Games & Simulations Network book club this summer, the discussion included virtual reality, gamification and the quantified self, games as assessment and what online learning would look like if it took place in a 3D virtual environment.
In addition to reading Ready Player One, the book club has investigated the online geolocation mobile game Ingress which was developed by the Google Geo (now Alphabet). ISTE educators, Michael Flood and also Cynthia Clark guided participants in hangouts as participants played across the United States. Participants also played a riddle game, the Fauxasis created by Matthew Winner with a competitive leaderboard based on game and popular culture associated with the book. Lastly participants had the opportunity to play four games associated with the Dystopian Aracade curated by Jon Spike for an English class.
Dr. Calongne’s presentation will complete the Metagame Book Club discussion on a rather optimistic note of how the future might look if we use games and 3D simulations in education.
The Metagame Book Club’s next session is in November and will have two tracks, the Psychology of Games facilitated by Sherry Jones, and Game Mechanics facilitated by Kae Novak, Trish Cloud and Chris Luchs. The ISTE Games and Simulations Network will be hosting an online Interactive Fiction Festival and Jam in Spring 2016. If you would like more information please contact Kae Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org