Serious Games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare and therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning, and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup Group explores learning theories and game design, and conducts workshops for faculty, staff, and students that explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, we play some games, too!  All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome at our meetups.

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of Digital Media Arts, and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI), meets on the first Friday of the month for one-hour sessions.
Serious Games Meetup: Exploring Virtual Reality

Serious Games Meetup: Exploring Virtual Reality

On Friday, November 3rd the Serious Games Meetup gathered in the Digital Media Arts program spaces in Lyons Hall.  DMA is creating a Virtual Reality Lab in Lyons 333, where students can test their digital creations.  Meetup attendees got a chance to try some recent...

September 8th, 2017 Meetup: Dr. Leah MacVie

September 8th, 2017 Meetup: Dr. Leah MacVie

On Friday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m., Serious Games Meetup Group convened its first meetup of the Fall 2017 semester.  Leah MacVie, PhD, showed us games she has employed in her classroom, and the ways she has encouraged future teachers to think about gaming as part of...