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Thursday, June 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Breakfast and Keynote

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Opening Comments by Dean Julie Underwood from the UW School of Education.

It's Not About The Game
Scot Osterweil

In recent years speakers at GLS have made an increasingly persuasive case for preserving the authenticity and beauty of games, and for sacrificing neither in pursuit of educational goals. While defending the essence of games is necessary, there are other questions that also need to be asked with regard to the "learning + society" part of the formula. This talk will explore emergent hybrid forms that may be effective for learning but are not quite games, and also ask the question "what the hell do we think school is for anyway?" 

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Scot Osterweil

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 acclaimed Zoombinis series (math and logic), Vanished: The MIT/Smithsonian Curated Game(environmental science), Labyrinth (math), Kids Survey Network (data and... Read More →


Thursday June 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Great Hall

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