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Game Design [clear filter]
Thursday, September 7

2:10pm NZST

Games for Learning
The panel will share some of the latest and greatest research on the subject of Games for Learning. Panelists will talk about developing educational games, their experiences on what works and what doesn't work in the classroom and what a local game studio is doing to weave game design and digital technologies into the New Zealand curriculum.

avatar for Rachel Bolstad

Rachel Bolstad

Senior Researcher, NZCER
Rachel Bolstad is a senior educational researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Her current research project "Games for Learning" investigates the actual and potential role of games to support "transformative learning opportunities" for diverse learners. Read... Read More →

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Amy Fredeen

CFO, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
Amy is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cook Tribal Inlet Council. Originally from Chugiak, Alaska, Ms. Fredeen is of shared Inupiaq and German descent.Amy helped form a partnership with E-line Media, an industry leader educational games, that created Never... Read More →
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Yasmin Kafai

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Yasmin Kafai is Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a researcher and developer of tools, communities, and materials to promote computational participation, crafting, and creativity across K-16.​Her recent books include “Connected Gaming: What... Read More →
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Dan Milward

CEO, Gamefroot
Dan started off making WAP games for mobile devices in the early 2000's. One thing led to another and they ended up making Gamefroot - an online platform for kids to make video games. The Gamefroot platform is used by kids around the world as a learning tool to apply and expand... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:10pm - 2:55pm NZST