On behalf of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, I’d like to invite all SUNY COTE members to attend our one-day symposium and workshop event, the Conference on Meaningful Gamification, on April 15, 2016.
As professors and instructional support staff we are all searching for ways to motivate and engage our students. At times it is disheartening when our best efforts to motivate students are unsuccessful. You may have even said to yourself, “how do I connect with these students?”
On the contrary, games have an almost universal ability to engage and captivate the attention of those who play them. What if there was a way to take the motivating aspects of games and bring them into your classroom? To be clear, this is not about playing games. We will not be discussing how Math Blaster is used to teach Math. We will be examining how to apply empirically studied methods to increase student’s intrinsic motivation to engage with and ultimately complete your course.
I would appreciate if you could distribute this message and the attached press release to your faculty who may be interested in attending.
The conference will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the UB Center for Tomorrow. The morning session (9am-noon) will consist of presentations from leading researchers and practitioners. The afternoon workshop (noon-2pm) will be a hands-on session where participants will develop their own gamified activities. Lunch will be provided to those attending both sessions. The event is free of charge but registration is required.
Link to register: http://goo.gl/forms/U5uHun3g9l
For more information please visit our website: http://ubwp.buffalo.edu/meaningful-gamification/