Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:07pm

Game piece graphicStarting in May 2014, the Center for Teaching and ITS-Instructional Services will work with a group of UI faculty members who have identified a learning need in their students and would like to find or help devise a game to help students address that learning challenge.

A workshop for the Game-Based Learning Faculty Institute, "Enhancing Student Learning by Incorporating Game-Based Learning into Your Course," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 12 in 2390 University Capitol Centre. Applications must be submitted online at http://its.uiowa.edu/node/102415 by May 2 to be considered. 

This collaborative opportunity will enable faculty participants to:

  • Work with ITS-Instructional Services and Center for Teaching staff to focus on at least one student learning challenge, research games that could be incorporated into the course, and consider content and designs for developing new games;
  • Connect cognitive knowledge and intellectual skills to the purposes of specific games;
  • Create a faculty learning community that continues to gain knowledge and skills, assess the impact of using games in their courses, and share information and encouragement.

If you have questions about this application or about this faculty learning community, please contact Lisa Kelly at lisa-kelly@uiowa.edu.