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Gonzalo Frasca: “Play, Videogames and Education Reform”

Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

No, videogames are not going to change the school system. Unfortunately, the majority of educational games cater to the fears of parents and administrators rather than to the children’s needs. How should we create games that are both useful and effective inside and outside the classroom?

Gonzalo Frasca

Gonzalo Frasca

Gonzalo Frasca is now making math games at okidOkO. A while ago, he sort of invented newsgames, wrote videogame and play theory, made tons of webgames for Hollywood animation studios, got Ph.D. in videogames and even co-created the first official videogame for a US Presidential election. He calls Uruguay home and teaches game development to a bunch of merry kids at ORT University and Liceo Jubilar.

Details

Date:
Monday, February 23, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Location:
http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32