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Tuesday, October 3 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Making A Help Desk Board Game

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The terms “educational games” and “gamification” are used with increasing frequency as tools used to make learning engaging, but if you’ve played any recent educational games chances are good that you weren’t having fun or being educated meaningfully or effectively. In addition to making a successful game, which is challenging enough on its own, you must integrate learning into the project from the outset and ensure the core aspects of your game reinforce your learning outcomes.

When properly integrated educational games can make a world of difference in the level of engagement and comprehension in players. In this paper/presentation, I’ll explain core game design principles and provide a template spanning ideation to implementation for creating a game for training your student employees. I’ll also provide resources I’ve used in making my own educational board game and show how focusing on the mechanics of my game reinforces troubleshooting skills, communication, and teamwork with my student employees.

Link to the worksheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fxteFj_jQTx3iVuems4gC6TDKLGjkX_BXX35HERcK8k/edit#

Session Chair
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Eric Handler

Academic Information Associate - Science Division, Macalester College
3D Printing, Science Computing

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Casey Babcock

HelpDesk Coodinator, SUNY Geneseo
Linkedin I am a web developer by training and a computer support professional by experience. Throughout my time as a technology support professional design has become passion and a strong force in my life and I am actively pursuing graphic and game design... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Seattle 3 1415 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98101