Thursday, April 06, 2006

Invitation: Elearning Industry Evening - Educational Games

Learning is all Fun and Games, Seriously

Wednesday, 12 April 2006 5.15 - 8pm AEST [presentation 5.30 - 7pm AEST]

AIMIA SA and ElNet are proud to present an e-learning webinar discussing educational games. Moderated by Michael Coghlan using Live Classroom, speakers will include Adelaide's Marie Jasinski from Design Planet and Brisbane based expert Naomi Waldron.

Marie Jasinski uses game-based approaches for training, research and performance improvement contexts in both face-to-face and online environments. She enjoys her role as a crash test dummy for games developers who have figured out that if she can use a game, anyone can. Her particular interest is in low cost, reusable templates that can easily be adapted to a range of contexts. She will explore the challenge of finding affordable games tools, which trainers can personalise and plug into their program design, using examples of what works for her clients. Marie will argue that it is not the game, but how you use it that is a key to success. She is current writing a book on this topic with her colleague Sivasailam Thiagarajan and invites you to take part.

Naomi Waldron is an Instructional Designer at TodayCorp, and has a professional interest in educational and serious games. She will present a session on scoping, designing, and assessing the impact of serious games. She will talk about current developments in the field around the world, draw on her experiences of using and evaluating serious games, and discuss her recent experiences in designing educational games.

Join us for a stimulating discussion, followed by a chance to meet and mingle with other industry professionals at the city venue locations (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide), refreshments provided.

Visit the ElNet website for further information and venue details. Click here to register now.


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