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Teaching with Games and Simulations in a Pandemic

Posted by on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Events.

Games and simulations, both digital and analog, can immerse players in other worlds and give them experiences that help them see their own worlds in new ways. During this pandemic year, our world looks and feels very different. How can instructors use games and simulations to help students understand the world we find ourselves in? And how can we adapt games and simulations to teach in online and physically distanced environments to engage students in deep learning? 

In this conversation, we continue explorations started at the 2019 Learning at Play symposium and hear from three instructors who are teaching with games and simulations during this challenging fall semester.


  • Holly Tucker, Mellon Foundation chair in the humanities 
  • Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies
  • Cait Kirby, Ph.D. candidate in biological sciences


  • Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching and principle senior lecturer in mathematics

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Location: Zoom link to be provided to registered participants. REGISTER HERE

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