WHAT MAKES GAMES (GOOD) FOR LEARNING
VISIONARY DESIGNER WILL WRIGHT ON HOW DIGITAL GAMES SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE LEARNING
FEB. 17, 2010, 6PM
Sim City, The Sims, and Spore are just a few of the many digital games created by visionary designer Will Wright who will host a global webcast on how digital games support and encourage learning.
Will Wright comes to the Skirball Center with NYU's Games for Learning Institute which studies the educational use of digital games, and investigats their socio-cultural, cognitive and emotional impacts. The Institute develops design patterns for effective educational games that industry partners can draw on to establish high quality when designing their own games for learning and currently focuses on games that teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics to middle school students.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for entry and seating is limited. To reserve tickets please email [address removed]. There is a limit of two tickets per person.
NYU Skirball Center is conveniently located at the corner of LaGuardia Place and Washington Square South at the base of NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life. The main entrance is at 566 LaGuardia Place.
For more info on the Skirball Center and other events go to: http://skirballcenter.nyu.edu