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Tuesday, June 10 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Joint Keynote with NSF CyberLearning Summit and GLS Playful Learning Summit

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Introductions by the GLS Playful Learning Co-Chairs, Remi Holden and Rex Beaber.

Opening comments by Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  

Connected Play: Mischievous Cheating for Serious Gaming
Yasmin Kafai & Deborah Fields
The fascination with online environments is coming full circle. What began as a preoccupation with the exotic worlds of kids’ online play in games and virtual worlds can now feed back into our design and research of more ‘everyday’ educational environments, especially as we consider the potential for connected play: online and offline, in-game and out-of-game, formal and informal, between kids, teachers, designers, and researchers. Looking at lessons learned in over a decade of researching kids’ online play, in this talk we consider provocative lessons from cheating, a practice popular in gaming but generally condemned in education. Cheating can be constructive for learning, provoke discussion of critical ethical issues, and raise awareness of the need for rich and not just big or deep data. Looking behind and across the scenes of a virtual world, this talk provides a teasing peek at mischievous learning for serious play.

Conclusion by Jeremy Roschelle. 

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Deborah Fields

Independent Research Consultant & Temporary Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University
Dr. Deborah A. Fields is a Temporary Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University and an independent research consultant. Deborah researches children’s connective learning and identity engagement through designing with digital technologies... Read More →
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Yasmin Kafai

Chair, Teaching Learning & Leadership Division, University of Pennsylvania
Yasmin Kafai is Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a researcher, designer, and developer of online communities and tools (ecrafting.org, stitchtfest.org, and scratch.mit.edu) to promote computational participation, crafting, and creativity across K-16. Book publications include Connected Code, Connected Play, The Computer Clubhouse, Textile Messages, and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat. Kafai earned a doctorate from Harvard University while working wit... Read More →

Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
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