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Equip • Engage • Empower

Every day, learning is taking place across barriers once thought to be insurmountable. For the 15th anniversary of OETC, join more than 6,000 attendees to explore the endless possibilities that distance learning and alternative learning models provide. Attendees will come together to teach and learn about new ways to equip, engage, and empower learners and educators across the state and beyond!

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Tuesday, February 12 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Video Games in the Classroom: A Professional Development Course

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1. Participants will learn practical aspects of using project-based learning to teach molecular biology, with video game design being the project. 2. Participants will learn the basics of writing a Game Design Document. 3. Participants will learn how to apply the principles of good game design to students' science game designs. 4. Participants will also learn practical considerations of inviting a scientist to participate in a multi-week game development project.


Melanie Stegman

Director, Federation of American Scientists
Melanie A. Stegman, Ph.D., is the director of the Learning Technologies Program at the Federation of American Scientists. The program focuses on the innovative use of technology to present molecular science to students and the public. Convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world and biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle, Stegman is making games to teach the average human how cells work. Current projects include 1) evaluating... Read More →

Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
E150 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA