Webinar: Gamifying the University Experience – October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Teaching Commons
ext. 55754

One of the big buzz words right now in education is “gamfication.” Both gamification and game based learning are not new to higher education; however, the recent turn of global events has seen a dramatic shift in the number of faculty teaching courses in fully online and blended formats and has resulted in an uptick in gamified practices- but also questions about what is it? or how to do it? or why to do it?

In this webinar, Dr. Steve Gennaro will walk you through 2 examples of courses he has taught or is currently teaching at York University that are designed with gamification and/or game based learning at the core of the course design. One example is a synchronous course and one example is an aysnchronous course. This guided tour of Dr. Gennaro’s courses is an opportunity to see inside the eclass and Moodle spaces of another instructor and perhaps gain some insight and inspiration for your own course design.

Dr. Steve Gennaro was an early adopter to e-learning in higher education having helped to design and deliver over 30 courses in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in traditional, blended, fully online, experiential, and gamified formats dating back to 2005. His innovative approach to pedagogy is internationally recognized and he is a global leader on best practices for student engagement, course design, and digital teaching and learning. In addition to his own teaching, Dr. Gennaro works as the Learning Designer for the Office of the Dean in Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and is a regular contributor to projects at the Teaching Commons.

Please note, this is not a “how to gamify your course” webinar.

Friday October 30, 2020 from 1pm-2pm, Online via Zoom. Information on accessing the webinar will be emailed to everyone that registers.

Please follow the link to register:  REGISTRATION