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Serious Games Meetup

The Serious Games Meetup Group convenes on Friday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Lyons Hall Room 122.  The group’s goal is to familiarize faculty and staff with theories and tools for the design and development of games for purposes other than pure entertainment.

Serious games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational topics, scientific simulations, healthcare and therapeutic processes, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics. The group will explore learning theories, game design and conduct workshops using various applications and “game engines” that will aid faculty and staff in the development of serious games…and yes we will play games too!

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, associate professor of communication studies and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI), meets on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for one-hour sessions.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI