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301 Case Study: Using Games to Transform Learning Experiences
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, May 18
When it comes to learning, people naturally come to the table with expectations. For many, learning looks a lot like school, with a teacher sharing information with students. Even independent learning has expectations attached to it, such as the simplicity of reading a book.
In this session you will explore examples of how games and technology can be used to transform learning experiences. You will examine examples of games fully embedded into a learning experience, including an interactive book that fully immerses the reader in ways that extend and enhance learning. The examples showcased in this session will transform how you view incorporating games into your learning programs.
Little Bird Games
Lucas Blair co-founded Little Bird Games, a serious-game development company that specializes in educational and therapeutic games, in 2011. Prior to founding Little Bird Games, Lucas was a lead game designer and co-manager of RETRO Lab at the University of Central Florida. He received an MS in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University and a PhD in modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida. His doctoral research explored the use of video game achievements to enhance player performance, self-efficacy, and motivation.