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UW-Madison’s Steinkuehler keynotes New Media Consortium Summer Conference

July 05, 2016

UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler was the keynote speaker at the 2016 New Media Consortium Summer Conference in Rochester, New York.

This year’s event, which was hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology, is promoted as an opportunity to connect with thought leaders within the education industry who are pushing the envelope to infuse innovation and creativity into learning experiences worldwide.

Constance Steinkuehler
UW-Madison's Constance Steinkuehler delivers the keynote
address at the 2016 New Media Consortium Summer
Conference in Rochester, New York. (Photo courtesy of
Rochester Institute of Technology
Steinkuehler talked about her research that suggests key advances are needed to help usher in a new golden age of games. She also discussed the intellectual life of commercial entertainment video games, the ways in which the culture of play functions as a critique of schooling, and how games might serve as a vehicle for American domestic policy.

Steinkuehler is an associate professor of digital media with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She also co-directs the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) center at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and is  president of the executive committee of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA).

The Media Consortium Summer Conference ran June 14-16 and drew hundreds of professionals from universities, colleges, museums and research centers, and stimulates and furthers the exploration and use of new media and technologies for learning and creative expression.

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