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More Than a Game: The Impact of Education

More Than a Game: The Impact of Education


What if games replaced books? What if higher education was replaced overall? We know education is important for personal development, but how much do we realize the impact of education on the creation of a just and more civilized society. These questions are becoming of increasing importance.

The near future could bring us just that. Gabe Zichermann, Chair of The Gamification Summit is an expert on gamification; not to mention a powerful and energizing speaker. Last year at SMW NYC, Gabe’s session was a packed house – for good reason, too. He unloaded his knowledge of motivation, gaming techniques and how gaming can be used for education, training and overall behavioral change.

Anya Kamenetz gives Gabe a run for his money. Author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, Anya is invested in really examining higher education and how we can innovate in that space.

And on Tuesday at the Global HQ, the two will lead us in a deep conversation about where gaming and education meet and how we as a society can use both to create a more just and collaborative world.


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