Higher Education Is a Massively Multiplayer Game - Sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group

Thursday, October 17 | 11:30AM–12:30PM | Exhibit Hall A
Session Type: E13

In the best-designed games, our human experience is perfectly optimized: we have important work to do, we're surrounded by potential collaborators, and we learn quickly and in a low-risk environment. When we're playing a good online game, we get constant useful feedback, we turbocharge the neurochemistry that makes challenge fun, and we feel an insatiable curiosity about the world around us. None of this is by accident. Game developers have spent three decades figuring out how to make us happier and more collaborative, how to make learning more fun and social, and how to satisfy our hunger for meaning and success. All of these game-world insights can be applied directly to reinvent higher education as we know it.


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