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Educators Summit: Rethinking Assessment: Better Pedagogy Through Game Design

Gillian Smith  (Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Travis Faas  (Lecturer, IUPUI)

Mathew Powers  (Lecturer, Indiana University Indianapolis)

Alexander King  (Adjunct Professor, NYU Game Center)

Location: Room 3014, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Educators

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Are grades bad game design? How do we encourage students to reflect on their design and their learning? This panel brings together educators from three institutions to offer best-practices on alternative approaches to assessment and supporting students in becoming reflective, intrinsically motivated designers. Through these approaches, each panelist offers their own take on how to create inclusive educational environments where students build meta-cognitive skills in self-assessment, reflection, and critique, and what that means for improving flexibility in course design.


Learn about current best practices in supporting student self-reflection and alternative approaches to assessment. The audience will come away with concrete takeaways for how to adopt these approaches in their own courses.

Intended Audience

Game design and development educators who are interested in adopting ungrading, improving flexibility and responsiveness in their courses, and supporting students in self-reflection.

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