By: Dan Shpak
Last week, we provided an interview about gamification with Greg Garvey, the Director of the Game Design and Development Program at Quinnipiac University. This week, we talk to Ira Fay, an Assistant Professor of Game Design & Development in Quinnipiac University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. Ira tells us his thoughts on game design and education. Read More »
By: Jennifer Rafferty
The instructional design team at QU Online is very excited about the recent inception in 2011 of the Game Design and Development Program at Quinnipiac University. Here at QU Online, our instructional design team has been exploring and implementing game-based learning for our own staff development activities and we have written a few posts here at Digital Pedagog Read More »
By: Kristen Bourgault
Game theory has recently been gaining momentum in the field of instructional design, as it is commonly believed that the elements which motivate people to play games could be applied to learning situations in order to engage students. Theoretically it sounds wonderful – but can it be applied to real life learning situations?
Last fall I was charged with training my colleagues to prepare them for an upgrade of our learning management system. This sounded like a tedious task and one sure to make me an enemy within the group. How could I generate some fun and excitement around this routine training instead of becoming a source of frustration and obligation for my colleagues?
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