Interdisciplinary Research Mentorship in Serious Play

Interdisciplinary Research Mentorship in Serious Play

Elizabeth Swensen, Nicole Feldl, Assistant Professors University of Santa CruzTrack 3 HIGHER ED

Elizabeth Swensen
Assistant Professor of Art and Design: Games + Playable Media
University of California, Santa Cruz
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Nicole Feldl
Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz
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Academic design research regularly relies on substantial contributions from graduate students, but what if your team wishes to invite undergraduates into the design and development of serious games? How must budgeting of time, resources, and grant funding be adapted for undergraduate inclusion in university games research?

Assistant Professors Nicole Feldl and Elizabeth Swensen of UC Santa Cruz will share their strategies and production methods for recruiting, onboarding, and mentoring undergraduate game designers on interdisciplinary games and learning projects.

They will also discuss the challenges and advantages of training the undergraduate team in the scientific concepts they will be teaching to others through play.

Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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