• Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
    August 01 2:00pm
    Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
  • IUIE Reporting Basics
    August 02 1:30pm
    Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
  • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
    August 02 5:30pm
    This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
  • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
    August 03 8:00pm
    For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
  • Access 2013: Reports
    August 04 9:00am
    This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
Saturday, July 30, 2016
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    • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
      August 01 2:00pm
      Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
    • IUIE Reporting Basics
      August 02 1:30pm
      Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
    • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
      August 02 5:30pm
      This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
    • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
      August 03 8:00pm
      For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
    • Access 2013: Reports
      August 04 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
    Saturday, July 30, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
        August 01 2:00pm
        Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
      • IUIE Reporting Basics
        August 02 1:30pm
        Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
      • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
        August 02 5:30pm
        This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
      • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
        August 03 8:00pm
        For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
      • Access 2013: Reports
        August 04 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
      Saturday, July 30, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
          August 01 2:00pm
          Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
        • IUIE Reporting Basics
          August 02 1:30pm
          Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
        • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
          August 02 5:30pm
          This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
        • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
          August 03 8:00pm
          For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
        • Access 2013: Reports
          August 04 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
        Saturday, July 30, 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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          • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
            August 01 2:00pm
            Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
          • IUIE Reporting Basics
            August 02 1:30pm
            Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
          • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
            August 02 5:30pm
            This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
          • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
            August 03 8:00pm
            For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
          • Access 2013: Reports
            August 04 9:00am
            This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
          Saturday, July 30, 2016