Innovations in Game-Based Learning: coming this fall to UNC Chapel Hill


Screenshot 2017-07-23 at 1.54.57 PMYour mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join the team at Carolina to explore and invent the latest innovations in game-based learning. Offered by the School of Education and MEITE (M.A. in Educational Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship), this course engages learners in quests personalized to their interests and goals in game-based learning.

Highlights of the course:

  • Quest on topics such as:
    • Serious games
    • Gamification of learning
    • Latest AR & VR apps in GBL
    • Situated learning in immersive simulations and virtual worlds
    • Using commercial games for learning
    • E-sports programs on campus
    • Livestream in Twitch for learning
    • Roleplay and storyline in GBL curriculum
    • Issues in game culture and opportunities for developing digital citizenship
  • International speaker series of CEOs, game-designers, teachers, students, and researchers who are developing the latest GBL innovations.
  • Opportunities to collaborate and build on our Minecraft server throughout the semester.
  • Invent your own GBL innovation (if you don’t have an idea, don’t worry, we’ll guide you!)

This course is open to grads and undergrads (EDUC 390-005 and EDUC 790-003) is available on campus (blended) or fully online for grad, and starts August 22nd. For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Dawley, lisadawley@unc.edu

 

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