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Halverson, Gagnon to discuss online games, learning at Tech Council Innovation event

September 22, 2016

UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and David Gagnon will be discussing the impacts of online games on learning at the Sept. 27 Tech Council Innovation luncheon.

Gaming companies and academic experts will present current research on the drawbacks and benefits of educational games and discuss how these games affect learning, with a focus on younger users.

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Halverson is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a co-director of the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network).

Gagnon is the director of the Field Day Lab within the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and is an alumnus of the School of Education, having earned his master's degree from the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010.

Halverson and Gagnon will be presenting research alongside Mary Romolino, co-founder of Acme Nerd Games, and Dan White, co-founder of Filament Games, as well as a founding member of Games+Learning+Society.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr. Registration is $25 for WIN members and $35 for non-members. Those interested can register here.

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