Under the auspices of the Higher Education Academy, the Special Interest Group on Games and Virtual Worlds in Higher Education is convening a workshop at the University of Edinburgh.
There are still a few places remaining so please do invite your colleagues. However for catering purposes make sure and email Fiona Littleton with names.
The conversations of the day will focus on an exploration of what higher education can learn from the increasing use of game-informed practices and virtual worlds in the schools sector. Themes will include a look to the schools sector to identify good practices, consideration of how we should thinking about the evaluation of these practices, and how we might address the scepticism of our colleagues about the face validity of games in higher education.
10.00am Arrival (tea/coffee/pastry provided)
10.15am Introduction – Hamish Macleod, University of Edinburgh
10.30am Session 1 – What the HE / FE sector can learn from the schools sector?
Gianna Cassidy, Glasgow Caledonian, Speaker
Judy Robertson, Edinburgh Napier, Facilitator
11.30am Session 2 – Bringing sceptical colleagues along
Jo-Anne Murray, University of Edinburgh, Speaker
Daniel Livingstone, University of West Scotland, Facilitator
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Session 3 – Evaluation; what counts as success?
Thomas Hainey, University of West Scotland, Speaker
Hamish Macleod, University of Edinburgh, Facilitator
2.30pm Keynote – Sian Bayne, University of Edinburgh
3.30pm Coffee, networking and conclusion