• Access 2013: Forms
    February 11 9:00am
    This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Relational forms tie together data from various tables into a single object, facilitating data entry and editing. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance vario more »
  • Free Testing
    February 11 11:00am
    Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25? Know your status-so get yourself tested! Free Testing is held once a month on the IUPUI campus. The first of the spring semester will be on Thurs. Feb. 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium. Testing is free, safe and confidential. Conducte more »
  • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
    February 11 1:30pm
    This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
  • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
    February 12 12:00am
    You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
  • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
    February 12 10:00am
    This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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    • Access 2013: Forms
      February 11 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Relational forms tie together data from various tables into a single object, facilitating data entry and editing. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance vario more »
    • Free Testing
      February 11 11:00am
      Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25? Know your status-so get yourself tested! Free Testing is held once a month on the IUPUI campus. The first of the spring semester will be on Thurs. Feb. 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium. Testing is free, safe and confidential. Conducte more »
    • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
      February 11 1:30pm
      This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
    • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
      February 12 12:00am
      You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
    • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
      February 12 10:00am
      This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
    Thursday, February 11, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Access 2013: Forms
        February 11 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Relational forms tie together data from various tables into a single object, facilitating data entry and editing. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance vario more »
      • Free Testing
        February 11 11:00am
        Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25? Know your status-so get yourself tested! Free Testing is held once a month on the IUPUI campus. The first of the spring semester will be on Thurs. Feb. 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium. Testing is free, safe and confidential. Conducte more »
      • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
        February 11 1:30pm
        This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
      • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
        February 12 12:00am
        You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
      • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
        February 12 10:00am
        This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
      Thursday, February 11, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Access 2013: Forms
          February 11 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Relational forms tie together data from various tables into a single object, facilitating data entry and editing. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance vario more »
        • Free Testing
          February 11 11:00am
          Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25? Know your status-so get yourself tested! Free Testing is held once a month on the IUPUI campus. The first of the spring semester will be on Thurs. Feb. 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium. Testing is free, safe and confidential. Conducte more »
        • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
          February 11 1:30pm
          This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
        • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
          February 12 12:00am
          You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
        • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
          February 12 10:00am
          This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
        Thursday, February 11, 2016

          About This Event

          Summary

          Edward Castronova, PhD, Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University

          Abstract

          Universities and other organizations are in the midst of a great wave of transformation as a result of digital technologies. As a result, some previously marginalized cultural practices are coming to the fore. Nerds are now cool. So are gamers. The explosion of video game playing that began in the 1990s has now spawned a broad “gamification” movement. The thought is, with digital games being so entertaining for young people, perhaps games are the very best way to move old practices into the digital age. If a college class seems boring and behind the times, gamify it! If a corporate office seems tired and dusty, gamify it! If a political message falls on deaf ears, gamify it! The actual content of gamification varies, but typically involves some sort of networked interaction along with virtual rewards (“badges”). In this talk, I take a jaundiced view. But I also suggest that there really is something to be gained from game literacy. It is an important and growing cultural form. Gamification is hype, but games are not.

          About Edward Castronova

          Edward Castronova wonders why vanilla ice cream is even produced in a world that knows chocolate. He is a Professor of Telecommunications at Indiana University and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Castronova specializes in the study of games, technology, and society. Notable works include Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games (Chicago, 2005), Exodus to the Virtual World (Palgrave), Virtual Economies: Analysis and Design (with Vili Lehdonvirta, MIT, in press), and Wildcat Currency: The Virtual Transformation of the Economy (Yale, in press). Castronova was born as Edward Bird in 1962, converted to Roman Catholicism in 1995, and took his wife's name on marrying in 2000. He has two sons, two god-children and a beagle named Tilly. Castronova thinks God is a game designer: Get to Heaven for the win.

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          • Access 2013: Forms
            February 11 9:00am
            This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Relational forms tie together data from various tables into a single object, facilitating data entry and editing. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance vario more »
          • Free Testing
            February 11 11:00am
            Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25? Know your status-so get yourself tested! Free Testing is held once a month on the IUPUI campus. The first of the spring semester will be on Thurs. Feb. 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium. Testing is free, safe and confidential. Conducte more »
          • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
            February 11 1:30pm
            This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
          • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
            February 12 12:00am
            You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
          • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
            February 12 10:00am
            This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
          Thursday, February 11, 2016