Evangeline S Pianfetti

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Design of Game-based Learning

Department of Educational Psychology, & Ubiquitous Learning Institute 
Designing Game-Based Learning

Dr. David Huang
Wednesday ~ November 16, 2011 ~ 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 10 Education

Listen to Dr. Huang talk about his presentation:

Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) has become “serious” in recent years. Corporations, military, and education systems are beginning to embrace its power to enhance the intended learning experiences and performance transfer. The design of digital game-based learning, however, has intimidated many educators/trainers/instructors due to its inherent complexity. Consequently the integration of DGBL is not as extensive as it should be. To address those issues, the talk will introduce and discuss issues related to DGBL in the beginning. Then the focus will shift to the design processes of DGBL. At the end of the talk, participants should be able to: describe the concept of DGBL, articulate the benefits of DGBL when applied to various learning environments, understand a basic design process for Digital Game-Based Learning, and evaluate the effectiveness of GBL in terms of its motivational and cognitive support


Dr. David Huang currently holds a tenure-track faculty position at Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research interests mainly focus on cognitive as well as motivational issues in technology-enhanced learning and performance settings across organizations.  In particular he investigates the empirical relationship between cognitive and motivational processing afforded by highly interactive learning environments such as digital game-based learning systems (DGBLS).  His current projects also focus on the design differences between genders (and other social variables) in the context of game-enabled learning.  Dr. Huang also carries out research projects in the context of online teaching and learning on a regular basis, to promote learner- and instructor-friendly online instructional practices

Live stream: http://fss.education.illinois.edu/transformations/

For more information: http://education.illinois.edu/edpsy/transformations/


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