Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00 PM
The Power of Gaming and Education
Presenter: Dr. Jane McGonigal
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Concordia University Gymnasium
6430 NE 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
Concordia University sponsors a discussion with world-renowned alternative reality game designer, Dr. Jane McGonigal on the power of gaming and education.
Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world renowned designer of alternative reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She has created and deployed award-winning games in more than 30 countries on six continents, for partners such as the American Heart Association, the International Olympics Committee, the World Bank Institute, and the New York Public Library. She specializes in games that challenge players to tackle real world problems, such as poverty, hunger and education. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How they Can Change the World. She directs gaming R & D at the Institute for the Future, the nonprofit firm where she developed Superstruct, a massive multi-player game in which players organize society to solve issues that will confront the world in 2019.