PANEL: Spice up Your Online Teaching: GBL for Higher Education

PANEL: Spice up Your Online Teaching: GBL for Higher Education

Alexandre Lillo, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ottawa, Elaine Beaulieu, Mish Boutet, Lynne Bowker, Thomas Burelli, Jackie Carnegie, David MacDonald, Colin Montpetit, Steven OuskoTrack 3 HIGHER ED

Moderator: Alexandre Lillo
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ottawa

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Elaine Beaulieu
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Mish Boutet
Digital Literacy Librarian, University of Ottawa

Lynne Bowker
Full Professor, University of Ottawa.

Thomas Burelli
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa.

Jackie Carnegie
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa.

David MacDonald
Specialist, Educational Development and Digital Learning, University of Ottawa.

Colin Montpetit
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa.

Steven Ousko
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Game-based learning is an increasingly popular approach in universities. This is especially the case in the context of online teaching. Nevertheless, for many educators, the transition can appear both challenging and complex.

This is why the Educational Game Group (The EGG), a Community of practice based at the University of Ottawa, decided to gather a list of game-based strategies to make online learning more stimulating and engaging for students. They were compiled in an eBook entitled: Using Game-Based Learning Online “A Cookbook of Recipes" (The book can be accessed here:

During this session, the authors of the cookbook, a panel of nine interdisciplinary experts, will present several recipes for integrating different types of game-based learning activities in the context of remote teaching, including, but not limited to, trivia games, escape games, co-operative games, and crossword puzzles.

Each author will briefly share strategies and tools about the game-based learning recipes they wrote in the eBook. This will also be an opportunity to reflect about its implementation in online teaching environments. Those short presentations will be followed by a Q&A period.

Thu 12:00 am - 12:00 am