CMS/W Professor Eric Klopfer and The Education Arcade are currently working on a set of “Participatory Simulations”: mobile collaborative systems-based games.
Professor Christopher Weaver, Founder of Bethesda Softworks, will discuss how games work and why they are such potent tools in areas as disparate as military simulation, childhood education, and medicine.
We need some of those interventions to come in the form of games, not necessarily because they are fun but because they contain crucial elements that are missing from the civic technologies that support engagement today.
What theories and evidence can we generate and build upon to provide a foundation for using mixed reality technologies productively for learning?
Eric Klopfer asks, what theories and evidence can we generate and build upon to provide a foundation for using augmented and virtual reality technologies productively for learning?
Eric Klopfer recently switched his appointment to Comparative Media Studies/Writing. With its longstanding games studies program, he sees it as well aligned with his academic goals.
As a learning scientist, Justin Reich investigates the complex, technology-rich classrooms of the future and the systems we need to prepare educators to thrive in those environments.