• Iron Jag
    April 29 12:00am
    Iron Jag is a month-long half triathlon that is sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion. Participants have the entire month of April to accumulate the following totals of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 run/walk equaling a Half Iron Man triathlon. Registration is open to all students, staff, and facul more »
  • IU School of Nursing Alumni Weekend
    April 29 12:00am
    It’s Time for Your Class Reunion! It probably seems like only yesterday since your pinning ceremony, and the pomp and circumstance of your graduation. Time has flown by and it’s hard to believe that it’s time to celebrate your class reunion. Come and see how the years have changed everyone except you! The weekend begins more »
  • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
    May 01 12:00am
    This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
  • IU Orthodontic Alumni Association Reception
    May 01 4:30pm
    IU Orthodontic Alumni Association cordially invites you to a reception in conjunction with the 116th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics. For more information or to register please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
  • Canvas: First Look (Webinar)
    May 03 10:00am
    This workshop lasts 60 minutes. In this webinar, jointly offered by CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how more »
Friday, April 29, 2016
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    • Iron Jag
      April 29 12:00am
      Iron Jag is a month-long half triathlon that is sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion. Participants have the entire month of April to accumulate the following totals of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 run/walk equaling a Half Iron Man triathlon. Registration is open to all students, staff, and facul more »
    • IU School of Nursing Alumni Weekend
      April 29 12:00am
      It’s Time for Your Class Reunion! It probably seems like only yesterday since your pinning ceremony, and the pomp and circumstance of your graduation. Time has flown by and it’s hard to believe that it’s time to celebrate your class reunion. Come and see how the years have changed everyone except you! The weekend begins more »
    • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
      May 01 12:00am
      This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
    • IU Orthodontic Alumni Association Reception
      May 01 4:30pm
      IU Orthodontic Alumni Association cordially invites you to a reception in conjunction with the 116th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics. For more information or to register please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
    • Canvas: First Look (Webinar)
      May 03 10:00am
      This workshop lasts 60 minutes. In this webinar, jointly offered by CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how more »
    Friday, April 29, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Iron Jag
        April 29 12:00am
        Iron Jag is a month-long half triathlon that is sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion. Participants have the entire month of April to accumulate the following totals of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 run/walk equaling a Half Iron Man triathlon. Registration is open to all students, staff, and facul more »
      • IU School of Nursing Alumni Weekend
        April 29 12:00am
        It’s Time for Your Class Reunion! It probably seems like only yesterday since your pinning ceremony, and the pomp and circumstance of your graduation. Time has flown by and it’s hard to believe that it’s time to celebrate your class reunion. Come and see how the years have changed everyone except you! The weekend begins more »
      • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
        May 01 12:00am
        This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
      • IU Orthodontic Alumni Association Reception
        May 01 4:30pm
        IU Orthodontic Alumni Association cordially invites you to a reception in conjunction with the 116th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics. For more information or to register please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
      • Canvas: First Look (Webinar)
        May 03 10:00am
        This workshop lasts 60 minutes. In this webinar, jointly offered by CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how more »
      Friday, April 29, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Iron Jag
          April 29 12:00am
          Iron Jag is a month-long half triathlon that is sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion. Participants have the entire month of April to accumulate the following totals of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 run/walk equaling a Half Iron Man triathlon. Registration is open to all students, staff, and facul more »
        • IU School of Nursing Alumni Weekend
          April 29 12:00am
          It’s Time for Your Class Reunion! It probably seems like only yesterday since your pinning ceremony, and the pomp and circumstance of your graduation. Time has flown by and it’s hard to believe that it’s time to celebrate your class reunion. Come and see how the years have changed everyone except you! The weekend begins more »
        • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
          May 01 12:00am
          This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
        • IU Orthodontic Alumni Association Reception
          May 01 4:30pm
          IU Orthodontic Alumni Association cordially invites you to a reception in conjunction with the 116th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics. For more information or to register please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
        • Canvas: First Look (Webinar)
          May 03 10:00am
          This workshop lasts 60 minutes. In this webinar, jointly offered by CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how more »
        Friday, April 29, 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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          • Iron Jag
            April 29 12:00am
            Iron Jag is a month-long half triathlon that is sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion. Participants have the entire month of April to accumulate the following totals of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 run/walk equaling a Half Iron Man triathlon. Registration is open to all students, staff, and facul more »
          • IU School of Nursing Alumni Weekend
            April 29 12:00am
            It’s Time for Your Class Reunion! It probably seems like only yesterday since your pinning ceremony, and the pomp and circumstance of your graduation. Time has flown by and it’s hard to believe that it’s time to celebrate your class reunion. Come and see how the years have changed everyone except you! The weekend begins more »
          • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
            May 01 12:00am
            This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
          • IU Orthodontic Alumni Association Reception
            May 01 4:30pm
            IU Orthodontic Alumni Association cordially invites you to a reception in conjunction with the 116th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics. For more information or to register please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
          • Canvas: First Look (Webinar)
            May 03 10:00am
            This workshop lasts 60 minutes. In this webinar, jointly offered by CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how more »
          Friday, April 29, 2016