Gamification in your Classroom: Avoiding stale water in fancy juice boxes
University of Waterloo –
Gamification has recently become strongly hyped as a method for teaching and learning content and materials. Leaderboards, badges, point systems have seen a strong renaissance thanks to educational books like “The Multiplayer Classroom”. However, as gamification reaches in Zenith of popularity, it is time to think about the limited applicability of some concepts that have gained fame and really look at what makes students want to learn content with games. In a critical tour de force of his own endeavours in gamifying education, Dr. Lennart Nacke, will critically reflect on things that worked and that did not work when he tried to turn his classroom into a game. The audience will leave this talk with a good understanding of some of the pitfalls of classroom gamification and why some of it is dangerous and exciting at the same time.
Lennart Nacke is an Associate Professor for Human-Computer Interaction and Game Design in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. He is researching the cognitive and emotional side of playing games. Lennart has organized many gamification workshops for CHI over the past 5 years; he also co-founded and chaired the CHI PLAY 2014 and Gamification 2013 conferences and is currently the chair of the CHI PLAY steering committee. He has served on the steering committee of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Games User Research Special Interest Group (SIG) in the past. Find out more about his research group at http://www.hcigames.com
Date: 2016-Jan-11 Time: 10:30:00 Room: 336
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.