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Expansive Genres of Play with Brad Mehlenbacher

October 12, 2017 at 03:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
By Innovations in Game-Based Learning (4.5 stars · 2 reviews )
About This Webinar

Educators and educational institutions love games. The contemporary currency of student engagement, in fact, appears to be in all things “gamified.” But what are games exactly, and how do we understand different games genres and their suitability for educational contexts? Indeed, it turns out that defining games and game genres is actually very difficult. It’s also critical to understanding how to integrate games into our instruction and our classrooms as “pedagogies of engagement.” We discuss games and their possibilities for engaging students in “expansive play-learning." Expansive play encourages questioning, analyzing, collaborating, modeling solutions and examining models, implementing strategies and reflecting on our actions. All games we want to encourage our students to play.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 6bbe52b45aa3
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Associate Professor, Distance Learning, NC State University and Usability Consultant
Brad Mehlenbacher does research on print and online media, studying how they inform human communication, instruction, and learning. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, and is...
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