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NE Games SIG to Host Event: Can Games Save Education? 05/11/2012

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Events.
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On June 14th, the the MIT Enterprise Forum’s New England Games SIG is hosting an event at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge on “Can Games Save Education?.” Games dominate interactive time with young learners and have proven their ability to engage, entertain, teach and impact. Can games really impact education as we know it today? The event will be comprised of a panel discussion that will take a focused look at the state of education and the reality of changing education in a 21st century way.  The panel of Becker College President, Robert Johnson, and  Muzzy Lane CEO, Dave McCool, (with additional panelists to be announced) will discuss:

  • Game developers have long understood that there are different types of game players and have developed different games and elements to touch everyone from grandmothers to marines. Can/will educators turn to a customized form of education? Is there a way to get teachers and school districts to change or is there just too much inertia?
  • Games have a proven business model, while education is mired in a slow mature market, will games have to make their impact as adjunct material or is there room in the mainstream? Can we learn something from the business model of games? Are parents a better target customer than school districts?
  • What are the biggest risks in converting to game based education? Who do you see as leaders in taking these risks?

MBBP partner Mike Cavaretta is Founder and Chair of the NE Games SIG.

To learn more about this free event please visit the NE Games SIG.

To register, please click here.

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