The Importance of Characters in Game-Based Learning

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FocusOn Learning 2017 Conference & Expo - June 21, 2017

Koreen Pagano

Product Management Director

Chances are that your favorite characters are your favorites because of what they taught you. How can you ensure that characters in your games are effective in supporting learning?

This session will explore the impact of characters on learning outcomes; and, more importantly, you’ll learn how you can incorporate powerful, memorable characters into your games to make learning last. Join this hands-on session to get started creating meaningful characters in your learning games!

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the deeper impact of characters in learning
  • About examples of powerful characters in media and literature
  • How to create characters to support learning

Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, and directors.


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