[CASCI/HCIL] Mixed Reality Education: Integrating narrative, learning, and fun

Mixed Reality Education: Integrating narrative, learning, and fun

Monday, December 14 at 11am in the HCIL (Hornbake South #2105)

Abstract: Several new genres of narrative-based play have emerged in recent years. These experiences allow participants to imagine themselves as participants in an unfolding fictional world that intersects our everyday lives. Many of the properties that make these experiences entertaining and novel, also make them uniquely suited to meet educational goals. In this presentation, I will discuss recent work on the design of 3 different, yet related, educational mixed reality experiences including: alternate reality games, escape the room experiences, and narrative-based simulations. I will offer a glimpse into the current state-of-the-art and highlight new opportunities and open research questions in this emerging space.

Bio: Derek Hansen is the Abell Professor of Innovation at Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. His research and teaching focus on the development and analysis of novel social technologies for the public good in domains such as education, citizen science, and health promotion. Derek received his PhD in Information from the University of Michigan and is a former faculty member at the University of Maryland’s iSchool.

[Call for Papers] iConference 2016

Mar 20, 2016 – Mar 23, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Submission Deadline: Sep 9, 2015
Final Version Due: Dec 14, 2015

Click here for a pdf of the iConference 2016 Call for Participation; we encourage you to distribute it widely.

iConference 2016 takes place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s theme of “Partnership with Society” examines the dynamic, evolving role of information science and today’s iSchool movement, and the benefits to society. The conference includes peer-reviewed Papers, Posters, Workshops, Sessions for Interaction and Engagement, and iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award, all interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium, Early Career Colloquium, and Undergraduate Student Showcase. Continue reading ‘[Call for Papers] iConference 2016’ »

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group: Surfing the Waves of Digital Innovations

Surfing the Waves of Digital Innovations, Final Invitation

As we face one wave of innovation after another, there is no doubt that digital technologies are transforming the ways we live, work, and play. Yet, at any one point in time, a consumer or manager is likely to feel more or less inundated by the current wave, unsure of what all the commotion is about, unable to avoid the topic in every day conversation and suspicious that the latest gizmo is not the Next Big Thing but the Next Big Sell. On Monday, May 4, 2-3 pm, in Hornbake 2116, at the last meeting of the iSchool Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group, we will take an inside tour of the “IT Innovation Wave Machine,” in which many invisible hands are busily at work, shaping the eventual success or failure of digital innovations. We will discuss how consumers and managers might strategically surf the innovation waves this machine produces. Light, healthy refreshments will be provided.
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