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CFP: CUNY Games Festival 2016

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The City University of New York will be holding a one day games festival on 22 January 2016, focussing on the role of games in higher education:

The CUNY Games Festival is a one day conference on game-based pedagogies in higher education. Participants include faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and game designers. Both CUNY and non-CUNY participation is welcome.

With the growing maturity of game-based learning in higher education comes a new set of questions. The focus has shifted from whether games are appropriate for higher education to how games can be best used to bring real pedagogical benefits and encourage student-centered education.

This conference seeks to address current topics in game-based learning for higher education. Consequently, all submissions must address the guidelines established by the Conference Theme and Rubric. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • What problems need to be addressed in higher education, and how might game-based learning address those problems?
  • How might game-based learning mediate these problems if other solutions are present?
  • How do these solutions generalize across learners, disciplines, and campuses?
  • What possibilities are there for educators to not only create/implement games for learning but also to utilize/alter/subvert commercial games for learning?
  • What differences do we see in digital versus non-digital game-based learning? What affordances or barriers are inherent in each?

The deadline for paper submission proposals is October 15. You’ll find more information here.

h/t Ben Foldy 

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