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Trinity Club of Hartford and MIT Club of Hartford Annual Lecture
Event Type:Alumni Engagement
Location:Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Alumni Relations Events
Victoria Moshier McKenna
Department:Alumni Relations

MIT Clubs of Connecticut  −

7th Annual Science Lecture and Reception

Washington Room; 2nd floor, Mather Hall; Trinity College; Hartford, CT
Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvre follows the lecture - fee

Eric Klopfer
Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Director, Scheller Teacher Education Program
Director, The Education Arcade
Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Cambridge, MA

“Connecting with the next generation of learners:
Creating and playing games for learning”
While demands on learners and citizens in the 21st century have changed dramatically, the shift to new ways of technology-enabled teaching and learning has been slow to re-spond.  There is a noticeable gap between the technologies that young people use on their own and those used in school.  Of those technologies, video games stand out as a predominant medium, and one that has great unrealized potential for learning.    Over the past 10 years the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT have been designing, building and studying the use of video games for learn-ing.  Professor Klopfer will discuss the design of learning games, and how those games play out in the lives of learners in and out of school.  A particular focus is on games for learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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6:45 PM - 9:00 PM Trinity Club of Hartford and MIT Club of Hartford Annual LectureHartford, CT
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