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Opportunities in Learning & Educational Games Roundtable (Presented by the IGDA)

David Simkins (Associate Professor & Chair, Rochester Institute of Technology & IGDA LEG SIG)

Location: Room 203, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

In this open roundtable discussion, we will discuss the current state of learning & educational games, and how we can all better coordinate and collaborate in the design and distribution of learning games.


The nature of learning game development requires that we care about making effective games that are also effective, data-driven instruction. While some of the principles are now well-established, success is often a collaboration of varied interests. Participants will better understand the advantages of working together, effective ways of collaborating across quite varied interests and disciplines, and what they can do to participate in the greater learning games community.

Intended Audience

This roundtable will be of particular interest to learning game developers and publishers, academics who study learning games, and instructors and school administrators who incorporate or who are interested in incorporating learning games into their instruction. The Learning and Educational Games (LEG) SIG of the IGDA is a collaboration of game developers, academics, and instructors at all levels of instruction from pre-K to higher education.