I’ll be in three sessions next week at Games Learning Society conference next week.
Two of them are fireside chats with others:
- Big Debate: Are Online Games Building or Destroying Community? And How Mangled Is It?Wednesday, June 15, 2:00–3:00, Capitol View
- Writing the Games-Based DissertationThursday, June 16, 2:00–3:00, Capitol View
The third is a Hall of Fail presentation about a research project I was part of 7 years ago! When I first started graduate school, I was learning tons about games and learning, games studies, and games research. One of the best things the group I was with was trying to do was create a model of engagement in games. We came up with a great model, informed by many disciplines, but we got hung up on validating the model. So the presentation is basically about the methodological failure my group encountered while attempting to validate the model.
- Modeling but Not Measuring Engagement in Computer Games Thursday, June 16, 10:30–12:00, Browsing Library
Full DRAFT paper here. Abstract below the break. Slides below:
Modeling NOT measuring engagement