Archive for edugaming

upcoming industry conferences and events 2009-2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by ruyoung

Bridging the Gap: Serious Games to Game-Based Learning
Feb 19, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada

Campus Crisis Simulation: Improving Campus-Wide Response to an Emergency
Feb 25-27, 2009
Irvine, CA, USA

Hybrid Learning: Instructional and Institutional Implementation
Feb 27,2009

Faculty Development in Blended/Online Learning
Mar 2-4,2009
Denver, CO, USA

Financial Information for Continuing Education Decision-Making
Mar 9, 2009

E-learning and language…the spirit of the age
Mar 14-15, 2009
Cairo, Egypt

Game Based Learning
Mar 19-20, 2009
London, London, United Kingdom

Globally Competitive Education – the need for enlightened leadership and system
Apr 2-4, 2009
Jabalpur, India

Language Education Today: between Theory and practice
May 8-9, 2009
Timisoara, Romania

Community Engagement and Service: The Third Mission of Universities
May 18-20, 2009
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Creative Skills Training Council Internationale 2009
May 26-29, 2009
Melacca, Malaysia

Educating Youth for Citizenship: East and West
Jun 1-3, 2009
Beijing, China

European College Teaching & Learning Conference
Jun 8-11, 2009
Prague, Czech Republic

EEEL 2009 – International Conference on e-Education and e-Learning
Jun 24, 2009
Paris, France

EDULEARN09 (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies)
Jul 6-8, 2009
Barcelona, Spain

EC-TEL 09- Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Sep 29-Oct 2, 2009
Cannes, France

Global Education Network (GEN) Conference
Oct 8-10,2009
San Diego, CA, USA

Edge 2009: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher education
Oct 14-16, 2009
St. John’s, NF, Canada

mLearn 2009 – 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
Oct 26-30, 2009
Orlando, FL, USA

2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society
Jul 21-24, 2010
Paris, France


educating learning technology designers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2008 by ruyoung

educating learning technology designers: guiding and inspiring cretors of innovative educational tools, edited by chris digiano, shelley goldman, michael chorost, is a compilation of lessons learned in developing learning technologies. it touches on theoretical perspectives, collaboration, pedagogical feedback, and the design of educational games and will be available in paperback in nov 2008.  [ more info ]

it’s on my amazon wishlist.  ;-)

education panels at sxsw interactive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2008 by ruyoung

sxsw is a highly recommended convergence of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that run independently but concurrently in austin, tx.

sxsw interactive is 5days of panels, discussions, parties, and networking to gather together brilliant minds and emerging technology.

Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!

since they have received so many panel submissions but space and time is limited, they have established a panel picker to let the public assist the decison makers in choosing the panels at the 2009 sxsw interactive.

and look!  there are plenty of education related panels to vote for. some are:

general education:


knowledge sharing:

find more with tags such as education or explore the full list. register and vote now and reinforce the notion to the interactive industries that education and technology are destined to be long term bedfellows.

upcoming live webcasts from innovate

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2008 by ruyoung

upcoming live e-learning webcats of interest:

Preparing e-Learning Designers Using Kolb’s Model of Experiential Learning
Authors: Joni Dunlap, Jackie Dobrovolny & Dave Young
April 24, 2008
11:00 AM EST

Moving from Theory to Real-World Experiences in an e-Learning Community
Author: Ana-Paula Correia
May 12, 2008
1:00 PM EST

Game-Based Learning: A Different Perspective
Author: Karl Royle
May 14, 2008
11:00 AM EST

nasa wants to play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 27, 2008 by ruyoung

nasa’s learning technologies project office is soliciting for information to create an online world where one could play, tinker, discover, and experiment, all with scientific accuracy.

the rfi states:

“Virtual worlds with scientifically accurate simulations could permit learners to tinker with chemical reactions in living cells, practice operating and repairing expensive equipment, and experience microgravity,”

meanwhile, they could use this for their own research, recruitment, and education base, all while opening it up to online citizens to play and learn.

the purpose of the rfi itself is to solicit for information from potential vendors that could potentially form a partnership with nasa. it lists that official rfp date as mar 2008.

nasa already has a lab and space station on second life, showing once again the value of simulations in education:

natcon 2008

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2008 by ruyoung

i’m preparing to staff a booth at natcon, the national career development and workforce learning event at the doubletree intl hotel in toronto.

some of the highlights i hope to catch are:

  • the training response to business issues – how smes rise to the challenge: a global perspective
  • neighbourhood intervention through community collaboration
  • get smart using the workplace informal learning matrix to recognize learning
  • overcoming barriers to work-related learning: effective, innovative, and promising canadian practices and programs
  • learning online: flexible professional development for busy career and hr management specialists
  • building successful community business education partnerships

and one of the most interesting sessions that i’m hoping to attend:

  • getting serious with elearning: move from page-turners to serious gaming and web 2.0 tools to increase productivity, performance, and knowledge transfer

hopefully i’ll be able to attend a number of these and report back here on the ones i can get to.