Wednesday, February 15th
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Kotzen Meeting Room, Lafavour Hall, Simmons College
Free and open to the public
Join Dr. Nicholson as he presents the tales of his exploration and learn about his early explorations in developing Meaningful Gamification, which is grounded in theories from Education, HCI, and LIS. †Attendees will see MIT from the view of someone from the LIS field, will learn about life in the dorms and on the MIT campus, and will learn about gamification and how to think more deeply about the use of meaningful play.
Over the last academic year, Scott Nicholson has found himself in a world of magic and mystery – MIT. †He is normally an LIS professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, but for his sabbatical, has been working with several game research centers at MIT and living as a visiting scholar in one of the undergraduate dorms. †While here, he has been watching for ways to connect libraries and LIS theories into game studies, and has found a connection through Gamification (the use of game design for non-game activities).
Pizza will be served!