How to Use Video Games as a Tool for Learning

UPbeat OKG and Gameheads
Saturday, 11:15 am to 12:45 pm -- Rm. E-256

Participants will learn to look at video games as learning systems, resources that can provide interactive learning opportunities to compliment topics such as, social & environmental justice, cultural diversity, biology, history, teamwork and collaboration, creativity, Islam, dealing with family trauma and more. Also, we will define what a game is, explore the theory of flow, fun and play. Finally, we will provide participants with alternatives to the violent, misogynistic, white male power fantasies that games are known for, and the best platforms to use to engage youth and create truly interactive lessons.