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Wednesday, April 17 • 9:20am - 9:40am
Transforming Education with Gamification: The Past, Present and Future

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The education industry is in transition - from the obvious changes being wrought at the university level to wrenching, systemic transformation at K-12 in the United States. At the same time, educators are no strangers to games and gamification -- they've long been used in the classroom. But if it's such a powerful tool, why hasn't gamification been the magic panacea that's solved all of our problems? Where is the gap between meaningful game-based interventions in education and what's happened so far? What are the bright spots, and the major roadblocks yet ahead? Join Robert Torres for this insightful look at a vision for the future of gamified education, and how we can truly leverage the potential of this powerful approach. 


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Robert Torres

Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Robert is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supporting their digital media and college readiness work.  Until recently he served at the Chief Research Officer at Institute of Play where he co-founded Quest to Learn, a games-based school in New York... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2013 9:20am - 9:40am
Main Stage Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA

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