GAMES AND LEARNING
Wednesday May 21, 2008
7.30PM Panel Discussion
*This panel discussion will be co-sponsored by the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurs' Association.
Come and hear some of the latest research from MIT's Education Arcade. See game demos showing how a new wave of gaming is providing a fresh and authentic approach to learning. And share your own insights, questions and experiences on how new media is re-shaping games and learning.
NUS America, Inc.
465 Fairchild Dr, Suite 207
Mountain View, CA 94043
- Take the Ellis St exit on Highway 101 and turn right into Fairchild Dr
- Turn left into Mountain View Business Center (comes up quickly)
- Middle of Building B (on your right), ground floor by the stairwell
Ravi Purushotma is a game designer in the MIT Education Arcade lab where he
designs prototypes for their upcoming Math and Literacy game Labyrinth
and their Foreign Language learning efforts with the Hewlett
Foundation. Formerly a student in the UCLA Teaching English as a
Second Language program and English teacher in southern China, his
interests are in how foreign language learning will need to be re
conceptualized to take advantage of the instantaneous access to
foreign culture and media available with today's technologies.
Dan Roy is a game designer with The Education Arcade at MIT. He has
designed games to teach math, science, history, reading, and foreign
languages. His latest game teaches English to Spanish speakers. Dan is
interested in what motivates challenging play, and is exploring the
possibilities of multiplayer games on both PCs and cell phones to
integrate deeply into players lives. Dan received his SM from MIT in
Comparative Media Studies and his BS in Computer Science from UMass