Hello colleagues, hope you had a restful and relaxing summer. The deadline for proposal submissions for the CUNY Games Festival conference at the Grad Center is coming up on October 1. I know many of us are doing great work in game-based learning here at City Tech — please consider submitting a proposal for a 20 minute presentation, 10 minute short talk, poster, or game demo.
Here’s the official call and more details. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions (I’m one of the co-organizers).
The CUNY Games Festival
UPDATE: 2nd Day added to conference! (details below)
Mark your calendars. The first annual CUNY Games Festival will take place on January 17, 2014 at the CUNY 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, and sessions to address such questions 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 includes a diverse panel of scholars and game designers: 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.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1
We are also adding a special second day to the festival. From 10am to 5pm on Saturday, January 18, we will host a more informal day of playing popular board and card games, and offering feedback to educational games that attendees have created. Feel free to bring games of your design; we will have game designers on hand! During this time we will get to know each other better and hopefully discover opportunities for future collaborations.