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    September 20 5:30am
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    September 20 11:00am
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  • LGBTQmmunity: Being LGBTQ+ and Latinx
    September 20 12:00pm
    Join us as we talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Latinx.    more »
  • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
    September 20 1:00pm
    Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
  • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
    September 20 1:00pm
    Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      September 20 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • Competition Pool
      September 20 11:00am
      Lap Swim more »
    • LGBTQmmunity: Being LGBTQ+ and Latinx
      September 20 12:00pm
      Join us as we talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Latinx.    more »
    • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
      September 20 1:00pm
      Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
    • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
      September 20 1:00pm
      Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        September 20 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • Competition Pool
        September 20 11:00am
        Lap Swim more »
      • LGBTQmmunity: Being LGBTQ+ and Latinx
        September 20 12:00pm
        Join us as we talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Latinx.    more »
      • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
        September 20 1:00pm
        Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
      • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
        September 20 1:00pm
        Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
      Wednesday, September 20, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          September 20 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • Competition Pool
          September 20 11:00am
          Lap Swim more »
        • LGBTQmmunity: Being LGBTQ+ and Latinx
          September 20 12:00pm
          Join us as we talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Latinx.    more »
        • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
          September 20 1:00pm
          Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
        • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
          September 20 1:00pm
          Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
        Wednesday, September 20, 2017

          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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          • Competition Pool
            September 20 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • Competition Pool
            September 20 11:00am
            Lap Swim more »
          • LGBTQmmunity: Being LGBTQ+ and Latinx
            September 20 12:00pm
            Join us as we talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Latinx.    more »
          • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
            September 20 1:00pm
            Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
          • Using Canvas to grade efficiently and effectively
            September 20 1:00pm
            Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback using Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Participants will  learn how to n more »
          Wednesday, September 20, 2017