Collegeology team members recently participated in a meeting sponsored by the Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and the USC Cinema School. Tracy Fullerton, lead Collegeology game designer and director of USC’s Game Innovation Lab, co-chaired the meeting. The two-day event convened game designers, user satisfaction experts (the people who determine if a game is fun or not), assessment experts (mostly academic folk who delve into learning outcomes and socio-cognitive behaviors) and content experts to tackle the complex yet intriguing issue of games and learning. Collegeology game designers Elizabeth Swensen and Sean Bouchard lead breakout sessions where meeting attendees engaged in “speed-prototyping” games based on various learning objectives. Dr. Zoe Corwin served as the core content expert and Dr. Gisele Ragusa served as the assessment expert for a session on “College Knowledge as a Collective Endeavor.”
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