Hooked on Gaming: Applications for Education

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
California NanoSystems Institute – Auditorium

Gamification (think gaming but with learning benefits) has been called one of the most important trends in technology by several industry experts. In science, medicine, and high-tech, game-design techniques are increasingly being used as important tools to foster more efficient and effective education and learning. In addition, such techniques can be utilized for scientific discovery.

We will explore these concepts with Zao Yang, co-creator of the social network game, Farmville. Farmville is a case-study for the successful application of game mechanics to an online game.

We will explore with Zao what these mechanics are and how they can be effectively applied to science, medicine and business.

Free and open to the public.

2 Responses to “Hooked on Gaming: Applications for Education”

  1. NSkonzole igrice says:

    Very well written article. Thanks.

  2. George David says:

    I’ll surely wait for this gaming proposal and the result of this game is very informing and this will help a lot. Looking forward for more of this.

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