F04 The Importance of Characters in Game-Based Learning
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, June 21
Harbor Island Ballroom
Chances are that your favorite characters are your favorites because of what they taught you. How can you ensure that characters in your games are effective in supporting learning?
This session will explore the impact of characters on learning outcomes; and, more importantly, you’ll learn how you can incorporate powerful, memorable characters into your games to make learning last. Join this hands-on session to get started creating meaningful characters in your learning games!
In this session, you will learn:
- About the deeper impact of characters in learning
- About examples of powerful characters in media and literature
- How to create characters to support learning
Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, and directors.
Founder & CEO
Koreen Pagano, founder and CEO of Isanno, Inc., is a globally recognized product leader with deep expertise in learning technologies, skills strategy, AI, analytics, and immersive technologies. Koreen has held product leadership roles building go-to-market strategies and technology and content products for learning, skills, and talent markets at Lynda.com, LinkedIn, D2L, Degreed, and Wiley. Koreen previously founded Tandem Learning in 2008, where she pioneered immersive learning through virtual worlds, games, and simulations. She has taught graduate courses at Harrisburg University and provided advisory and consulting services to emerging tech companies in the VR and education markets. Koreen is a seasoned international speaker and author of the book Immersive Learning.