A summer camp for adventurous profs

Join peers on a learning quest to explore game-based learning and the use of game theory in course design.
Gather valuable resources and learn how to effectively integrate game-based learning to support student learning.

Second Edition Summer 2014!

Schedule of Activities

Thursday May 15
09:00 – 10:00 Introductions
10:00 – 11:00 Game of School and GameTheory/Maintaining Academic Rigor in Games
11:15 – 12:30 LEGO Build
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
01:30 – 04:00 Games, games, and more games

[Homework… but the fun kind]

Friday May 16
09:00 – 12:00 Panel: Show and Tell
12:00 – 01:00 Lunch!
01:00 – 03:30 Game Prototyping
03:30 – 04:30 Debrief

Game Camp Counselors

Dr. Mary Kayler is an avid gamer and has integrated simulations, board games, and ‘serious games’ into her pedagogy. This spring she crafted a multiplayer course infusing game theory and gamification elements. She has conducted research on virtual gaming environments in relationship to bridging cultural understandings and has conducted numerous faculty development experiences on game-based learning.

Dr. Andréa Livi Smith has integrated games like Jeopardy, scavenger hunts, and “the Amazing Race” in her classes. One senior class even designed their own board game. Smith is a lifelong gamer with particular experience in board games and so-called “serious games”.