Shall We Play a Game? Gaming the System, When the System Is Your Learning Management System

TIE12 Technology in Education

Location: Sultana/Mississippi

TUESDAY, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of the world of games and discuss how we envision the adaptation of specific elements in the educational interface. What is it about games that engages and motivates players, and how can we apply this interest to increase learning success in online? We’ll also consider the future of games, and how this developing technology might level up learning as well.

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Nikki Massaro Kauffman
Multimedia Specialist IV / Interaction Designer, Penn State University

Nikki Massaro Kauffman gets paid to play. As a programmer, a user-experience designer, and an educator, Nikki's passion is optimizing the web to engage as many learners as possible, sometimes through gamification. Nikki has degrees in both computer science and education, and has been thinking about the Internet, technology, and education and since 1996. (She has been a gamer since Q-Bert was released on the Atari 2600.)