Below is the in-progress schedule for the 11th annual Games in Education Symposium. Changes to existing session topics are expected and additional sessions will be added as we finalize the schedule. 
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Friday, August 4 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Not Child's Play: Transformative Learning Through Gaming for Adult Learners in History and Nutrition

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This session will explore a pilot project to integrate game-based learning simulations from Muzzy Lane Software in two courses at Excelsior College, a non-profit distance learning institution that primarily serves adult learners. HIS350: World War I and HSC403: Nutrition for Wellness each contain single-player decision-making games designed to be integrated with traditional course materials and assessments. In this session, participants will see demos of each game and explore how gaming can improve student engagement and learning in an online course. In HIS350, the games reinforce key historical concepts such as contingency, agency, and historical empathy, and help bring the World War I era to life. In HSC403, the games address the myths and assumptions that often frame student-decision-making on nutritional planning. The nutrition games also highlight environmental, economic and psychosocial barriers people face in nutrition planning.

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Mary Berkery

Faculty Program Director, History, Excelsior College

Anna Zendell

Sr. Faculty Program Director, Excelsior University
I am a Senior Faculty Program Director in the School of Graduate Studies at Excelsior University. For over a decade, I have overseen health sciences, healthcare administration and public administration programs. In addition to overseeing these programs, I also teach regularly at the... Read More →

Friday August 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Ballroom 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222