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CUNY Games Network @ the CUNY IT Conference

Headed to the CUNY IT Conference this week? Come see CUNY Games Network members discuss games-based learning!

Thursday, November 29, 2:15-3:15pm:
College Quest: A Game-based LMS and Social Network

This session will showcase College Quest (CQ), a new web-based application developed for CUNY. CQ combines the features of a learning management system (LMS) with a social network and game-based learning to enhance student engagement, preparedness and success in online and hybrid courses. The panelists will provide an interactive demonstration of CQ, explore opportunities for implementation at CUNY and discuss how game-based learning technologies in general are impacting higher education.

Joe Bisz, Associate Professor of English, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Francesco Crocco, Assistant Professor of English, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Janey Flanagan, Director of E-Learning, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Friday, November 30, 2:15-3:30pm:
Gaming across the Curriculum

This workshop will provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the principles of game-based learning. The session will begin with examples of learning games designed and tested by CUNY faculty across multiple disciplines and continue with “What’s Your Game Plan?,” a game designed by members of the CUNY Games Network to help educators brainstorm learning games for their students. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of game-based learning and educational game design.

Joe Bisz, Associate Professor, English, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Francesco Crocco, Associate Professor, English, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Robert O. Duncan, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, York College and Graduate Center
Kathleen Offenholley, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Maura A. Smale, Associate Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology

Image by Asbjørn Floden

Games Network Presentation at the CUNY IT Conference

CUNY Games Network members are presenting at the annual CUNY IT Conference this Friday, December 2nd, at John Jay College in Manhattan. Our session takes place at 1pm — here’s a teaser:

Gaming Your Classroom

Games-based learning is an interactive, interdisciplinary pedagogy that uses best practices in collaborative learning and simulations. Join the CUNY Games Network as we showcase some of our research in teaching through gaming. A short introduction to the theory of games-based learning will be presented, followed by a game brainstorming and creation activity. Participants from all disciplines will find something to use in the classroom, from computer-based games to “ordinary” board and card games.

Hope to see you there!

Image credit: Erik Hungerbuhler