Baker-Nord Series continues April 18 with talk on gaming in the classroom

Flier for Gaming for a Classroom (R)evolutionOn Thursday, April 18, Anastasia Salter, assistant professor of science, information arts and technologies at the University of Baltimore, will discuss the history of the uneasy partnership between games and education.

“Gaming for a Classroom (R)evolution: Transforming Learning through Play” will address the controversy surrounding “edutainment,”  the uneasy categories of “serious” games and alternate reality games, and ponder the possible future evolution of playful learning. To what degree can learning be revolutionized by further embracing all the mechanics of play?

The talk, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, will take place at 6 p.m. in Clark Hall 309.