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First Annual CUNY Games Festival

Published September 24, 2013

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Mark your calendars—ASHP/CML is helping to organize and sponsor the first annual CUNY Games Festival, which will take place on January 17, 2014 at the City University of New York Graduate Center. This one-day conference to promote and discuss game-based learning in higher education will bring together faculty, students, game designers, and other domain experts from various disciplines. Open to the public, the conference features an Arcade where attendees can play learning games and games-in-progress, as well as sessions addressing questions such as:

  • Apart from engaging college students, what real learning can happen through games?
  • What relevance does the broader debate about gamification have to higher education?
  • Should games be read, analyzed, or even replace texts in a course?

The plenary session features a diverse panel of scholars and game designers, including: John Black (Teachers College, Columbia University), Robert Duncan (York College, CUNY), Joey Lee (Teachers College, Columbia University), Anastasia Salter (University of Baltimore), and Eric Zimmerman (New York University).

Interested in presenting? Read the guidelines and submit your proposal by October 1st.

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