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Wednesday, June 11 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ghost Stories from Learning Game Design: Surprises: Good outcomes we weren’t expecting and things we’ll know to worry about next time.

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Ghost Stories from Learning Game Design: Surprises: Good outcomes we weren’t expecting and things we’ll know to worry about next time.
Bert Snow, Scot Osterweil, Jason Haas, Peter Stidwill, David Gagnon

Last year we hacked the Fireside Chat format somewhat and gathered a group of practicing learning-game designers to tell “ghost stories” from their experiences, and then asked our audience to join in. In all, close to 20 designers told interesting (and useful stories, which we also collected. We’d like to continue the project this year, taking on the theme of Surprise: looking at unexpected serendipitous discoveries during the design process, and also unforeseen difficult issues that we’ll hopefully learn to look out for. We’ll aim to host a lively discussion of practitioners – telling tall tales, sharing wisdom (and hairy moments) from the work.

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David Gagnon

Field Day Lab Director, Field Day Lab
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Jason Haas

Cambridge, MA, United States, Scheller Teacher Education Program
Jason is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in The Education Arcade and the Center for Mobile Learning in the MIT Media Lab. He is also an Early Career Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Spencer New Civics Education Program.His research focuses on designing... Read More →
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Scot Osterweil

Creative Director, MIT
Scot Osterweil is Creative Director of the Education Arcade in the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He has designed award-winning games in both academic and commercial environments, focusing on what is authentically playful in challenging academic subjects. Designs include the... Read More →

Bert Snow

Vice President, Design, Muzzy Lane Software
I lead design at Muzzy Lane, where for the last decade we have been working on design and production of a wide variety of game-based learning projects as well as technology to power them. I'm interested in research that relates to this work, including game-based assessment as well... Read More →
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Peter Stidwill

Executive Producer, Learning Games Network
I create educational games and digital learning products. I'm Executive Producer at the Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Games+Learning+Society program. I produced the award-winning ethical-thinking... Read More →

Wednesday June 11, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
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