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Saturday, March 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cheaper, Better, FASTER: Can Casual Games Save Education?

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Since 1990, 33 new countries have been created. Since 1990, my 7th grade history textbook has been revised...twice. Not only are casual games, like Bejeweled and Farmville, the fastest growing segment of the game market, but casual games are also less expensive to develop, easier to distribute, and take less time to get to market. And they can teach. This panel will bring together game developers and game education academics to talk about how the future of education depends on casual games. We will focus on game theory and casual game design, research and evaluation of games and learning, and successful public/private partnerships.

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Kristy Bowden

Project MgrD2D fundKristy Bowden is a program manager at D2D Fund and works in conjunction with game developers and experts in education to create and distribute education games to the public. Previously, Kristy was the Director of the Digital Media Council at Skillpoint Alliance... Read More →
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Gary Goldberger

PresFableVisionAs President of FableVision, an educational multimedia studio, Gary Goldberger will discuss best practices in taking a game from inception to distribution: seeking out partners with like minded-missions; balancing the creative process with the reality of meeting deadlines... Read More →
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Scot Osterweil

Creative DirMIT Education ArcadeScot Osterweil is the Creative Director of the MIT Education Arcade and a research director in the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He is a designer of award-winning educational games, working in both academic and commercial environments, and... Read More →
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Ward Tisdale

Dir, Global Community AffairsAdvanced Micro DevicesWard Tisdale is director of Global Community Affairs at Advanced Micro Devicies (AMD). His team is responsible for ensuring active company involvement in the communities where AMD operates around the world through corporate charitable... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

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