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Demystifying Gamification & Serious Games for Learning

  • 01 May 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105


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May 1, 2019

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Demystifying Gamification & Serious Games for Learning

“Gamification” and “Serious Games” are both very popular terms today, but what does each mean? How do they overlap and how are they different? In this session, Peter will examine Gamification and Serious Games, looking at what each entails and more importantly the strengths and weaknesses each offer for learning solutions. You’ll get hands-on with a couple of case studies to begin trying these strategies yourself.

At the end of the session attendees will be able to:

  • Balance the benefits of Gamification and Serious Games with the additional costs
  • Identify risks associated with either approach
  • Employ a process to select Gamification strategies
  • Break content down to begin designing a Serious Game


    5:30 - 5:50 pm   Dinner & Networking 
    5:50 - 6:05 pm   Welcome & Introductions
    6:05 - 7:15 pm   Presentation & Practice
    7:15 - 7:30 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


    Washtenaw Community College
    Morris Lawrence Building
    4800 E. Huron River Drive
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105


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    • Non-member guests = $40
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    Cancellations & Refunds:

    Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm on April 26, 2019

    • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2atd.org.
    • Refunds will be issued either (1) by check (less a $5 processing fee) and will be mailed to the address on file or (2) transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.
    • Refunds after April 26 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

    About the Presenter:




    Peter Guenther joined TorranceLearning as a software developer in 2018–after teaching himself to code and teaching others to code for more than two decades, it seemed like it was time to write some software himself.

    In addition to his coding and teaching experience, he also brings a background in instructional design and multimedia development. Peter has had a lifelong interest in educational and instructional games; in his free time he develops in Unity3D and has taught a Unity3D Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality coding bootcamp.

    Network. Learn. Grow.

    Creating a World that Works better.

    Ann Arbor ATD  P.O. Box 130131  Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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