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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Knowledge Summit

This year at EduNeering's Knowledge Summit (a private educational forum for EduNeering's clients), I had the opportunity and privilege to co-present with Scot Osterweil on the topic of games for learning. It was a lot of fun.

Scot is the project manager for MITs the Education Arcade and is currently running "Learning Games to Go," a federally funded project designed to develop mobile games that teach math and literacy to underserved youth.

He presented on the concept of the four freedoms of play which are:
  • Freedom to Experiment
  • Freedom to Fail
  • Freedom to Try on Identities
  • Freedom of Effort
He also gave one of the highest ranking presentations at the Serious Games Summit. He is a great thinker about games and has some really interesting ideas on how to design a game for educational purposes.

I presented on the topic of integrating games into a corporate setting and how educational games can enhance compliance training.

It was fun and interesting to speak along side Scot. We share many of the same ideas and concepts about games, play and education.

Here is a short video clip of Scot speaking on the topic of the four freedoms of play. It is not footage from the Summit but he is covering the same topic in this clip.


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