Sunday, March 29, 2009

I wish I could take this class -"Let's Get Serious - Games"

Yes, I do teach at Harrisburg University, so this will come off sounding like a University promotional post. But, I really DO wish I could take this class. If you live in the Harrisburg area and the notion of educational games interests you, you might want to take a long look at it.

"Central PA ASTD is offering a FREE broadcast of an eLearning Guild Online Forum - "Let's Get Serious...Games." The event will be broadcast at Harrisburg University and is sponsored by JPL.

Games are intriguing as a learning solution for many, but they question whether games really are effective, whether games can really be developed without a huge budget or complex tools, and whether stakeholder support can be found for implementing serious games as part of a learning strategy.

Take a look at different approaches for designing, developing and implementing gaming strategies as part of your organization's learning initiatives by attending a broadcast of the eLearning Guild's "Let's Get Serious . . . Games" Online Forum at Harrisburg University on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

This is a two-afternoon event. You can register for only a single afternoon or register for both afternoons. If you want to attend both days you will need to register twice. The agenda for both days is from 10:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Learn more and register at http://www.centralpaastd.org/events.asp

This FREE event is a $495.00 value!

This central PA ASTD event is hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and sponsored by JPL."

1 comment:

Andy Petroski said...

Thanks for sharing this information with your readers Jim.

I want to encourage people to attend the broadcasts and also want to emphasize that The eLearning Guild has generously made special “one-time” arrangements for this broadcast of their online forums in conjunction with Harrisburg University, JPL, and ASTD.

The eLearning Guild, as the actual producer of the Online Forum, is the primary sponsor of the event.

Anyone who has questions about the event can contact me at 717-901-5167 or apetroski@harrisburgu.net

Andy Petroski
Director and Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies
Harrisburg University