Friday, August 9 • 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Well Played: Leveraging Commercial Games to Teach Skills and Concepts in K-12 and Higher Ed

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Commercial games offer an incredibly large amount of skills transferrable to the real world, whether it is learning to work and communicate as a group, understanding another person's perspective and identity, or even how to close read a narrative to discover symbols, theme, characterization, and more. In this session, we will explore commercial games such as Gone Home, What Remains of Edith Finch, Way, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, Papers, Please, This War of Mine, and more to discuss their merit as experiential learning and value as digital texts to deconstruct. Their implementation in K-12 and Higher Education will also be shared, along with possible ideas for future commercial game implementations.


Jon Spike

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Friday August 9, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Northwoods 3rd Floor

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