Do you have a story you’d like to share about gamifying a course? Would you like to immerse others in some aspect of game playing? Have you tried gamifying a course and want to share what didn’t work and what would work better? Is there research on gamification – or learning – or design – that you’d like others to consider?
New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification symposium invites interested groups and individuals to propose sessions for its September 29th event at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
Participants include instructional designers, faculty, and academic leaders from across the University System of Maryland who are interested in exploring how games and gamification can reinvigorate courses, boost student engagement, and enhance student learning.
Three types of sessions are being offered:
- Hands-on workshops (75 minutes)
- Course showcase (60 minutes)
- 360 Talk (6-minutes, 4-5 talks per 45-minute session)
To learn more about each of these sessions, please download and review the document attached to this announcement.
Deadlines and Notifications
Proposals must be submitted by August 22, 2016. Applicants will be notified about acceptances approximately one week after the submission deadline. Selection will be based on how well the proposal connects to the Symposium themes, communicates its focus and intent, and contributes to building a well-rounded program.
For More Information
Questions may be directed to Nancy O’Neill, Associate Director of the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the event will begin in late August. Sign up to be notified.
New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification symposium is cosponsored by the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland, with generous support from the Ford Fund for the Future of Learning