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Gamify Learning: The Quest 2 Learn

What can educators learn from video games? Come and join us for a compelling discussion about the use and growing trend towards acceptance of video games within the classroom. Gamify Learning: Quest 2 Learn will be an insightful event targeted towards the educational and game development communities. Our goal is to share and communicate ideas about the integration of serious gaming into the learning environment.  As we explore the educational impact of games and play we hope this event will excite dialogue and forge new partnerships.  

We hope you can join us to see for yourself how educators are increasingly turning to gaming techniques to turn classrooms into interactive experiences. 

We are pleased to announce our guest speakers for this event:

Mark Evans - a partner in a learning company called MoWerks, based out of Athens, Georgia. Mark has spent several years conducting action research and academic research on methods of using video games to teach social studies content. Mark’s company now uses games and game theory to create engaging training and learningcontent for the US Army, Fortune 500 companies, andvarious universities around the world.


Jason Siko - a doctoral candidate in instructional technology at Wayne State University. His research has focused on game design as an instructional tool in K-12 classrooms. Jason is also a high school science teacher in the metro Detroit area. 


Michael Barbour - an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University. Michael has been involved with K-12 online learning in Canada, the United States and New Zealand for over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.

We hope you can join us to see for yourself how educators are increasingly turning to gaming techniques to turn classrooms into interactive experiences. 

This will definitely be an unforgettable evening. See you at Timbuktu Edutainment Center, 3 May. 6:00pm!

See you there!

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  • LaToniya A J.

    The event provided a wealth of information! The Timbuktu Edutainment Center was the perfect venue. The speakers (including the hostess, Mrs. Tracie Hightower) were knowledgeable, kept the audience engaged, and shared new considerations and uses for Gaming in Education. I am inspired and rethinking how my businesses can provide a more engaging experience.

    May 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned a great deal about the latest advances in the field of education and gaming. I also was able to make some excellent new contacts and resources in the industry that I've been searching for for years. It was an incredible success! ;-)

    May 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    WOW! What an amazing evening. Thoughtful discussion followed by immediate collaboration is very satisfying. I couldn't have asked for a better kickoff event. The speakers were outstanding. Speakers included Dr. Michael Barbour, Dr. Jason Siko, and game developer Mark Evans. Thanks to all who attended. I learned that we all have an expertise to bring to the table and collective intelligence is the sum of excellence.

    May 4, 2012

  • Edward

    Great speakers and collaboration opportunities. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    May 4, 2012

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