MCIS to Present New Colloquium Series


The use of digital games and game mechanics to further education has received growing attention and respect in the last several years. There is strong evidence that thoughtful employment of gaming elements can improve motivation and understanding.

The Department of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences (MCIS) will kick off a monthly colloquium series on Oct. 21. The entire campus is invited to hear Dr. David Thornton present on this topic from 3-4 p.m. in Ayers Hall Room 355. Refreshments will be served.

This presentation will provide a background on the topics of game-based learning, gamification, and serious games. It will underscore some easy-to-use tools to facilitate gamification, as well as practical impressions and results from a freshman-level programming course.