I have been invited to participate in a webcast this coming Wednesday for CoSN. I’ve had the privilege of participating in several CoSN events over the past year. The panel of speakers for this webinar will focus on the role of gaming in education. I am not sure if you have to be a member of CoSN to participate in this webcast. Here’s the summary for this webinar from the CoSN website:
April 16, 2008 – What is the Role of Gaming in Education?
Leadership and Vision, Planning and Budgeting, Team Building and Staffing, Systems Management, Information Management, Education and Training, Ethics and Policies, Communication Systems
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
The role of gaming in education will explore the intersection of digital media and learning from the visionaries, educators, and thought leaders chosen from across the globe. Digital media have advanced significantly in recent years, enabling new forms of knowledge production, social networking, communication, and play. Through the use of such media, young people are engaged in an unprecedented exploration of language, games, social interaction, and self-directed education that can be used to support learning.
This webcast will explore the consequences of this exposure to — and use of — digital media for their sense of self, how they express their independence and creativity, apply scientific inquiry skills, and their ability to learn, exercise judgment, and think systematically.
- Sharnell Jackson, Chief e-Learning Officer, Chicago Public Schools, CA (Moderator)
- Jody Clarke, Project Director, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Ntiedo Etuk, Chief Executive Officer, Tabula Digita
- Claudia L’Amoreaux, Community Development – Education, Linden Lab
- Stan Trevena, Director, Information and Technology Services, Modesto City Schools, CA
- Ed Zaiontz, Executive Director, Information Services, Round Rock ISD, TX (CoSN Facilitator)