Four members of IUP’s Communications Media Department will present at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference and Expo on February 22, 2010.
Chad Sherman, Christine Schaeffer, David Tucker, and Bradley Wiggins will present a session called “Utilizing Games and Simulations to Support Learning.” In this session, they will discuss how to implement games and simulations in the classroom in an effort to support academic learning. They will compare the uses of Second Life, a 3D platform any teacher can download for free, with Thinking Worlds, an expensive interactive game building program. Along with realistic examples of how to use these games in the classroom, the presenters will show how to develop a curriculum around them in order to teach students valuable lessons.
Other topics the presenters will cover include current research on gaming and simulations, game theory, and the time commitment for each style of game they are demonstrating.
Come and support our IUP representatives at the Hotel Hershey on Monday, February 22, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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