Game Educators Summit

For soon-to-be three years, the Educators Summit has created a space to discuss the work and subjects that we collectively fly under the banner of game education. We have looked at teaching, research, outreach to industry and how to form a closer bond with each other.

As always, we’re looking for presentations of what you teach. If you’d like to submit a presentation, these are the areas we’d like you to focus on:

  • What is your education’s unique niche?
    • How did you develop that niche?
  • What is your biggest weakness and your biggest threat?
  • Do you have innovative methods of teaching your content?

And bring your business cards. We want to bring people together.

These meetings are always a reflection of the participants excellence, and we’d love to have you.

  1. Register for a Summit badge, and…
  2. … optionally, submit a presentation!
  3. Lastly; whether you can make it here or not, please fill in this pre-meeting survey to help keep the summit output maximally productive!

Event outline:

5-6th of June: Gotland Game Conference

For those who purchase the combo-badge, we look forward to seeing you at the conference a couple of days before the symposium start!

7th of June: Educators Summit (Room: F20)

Presentations are listed as they are accepted. General: We use 10 minutes at the end of each presentation for questions. If we need longer, there’s lunch and the work afternoons.

12:00 Reception is open. Pick up your badge, and maybe take your lunch (not included!) in the campus or library cafeteria.
13:00 João Jacob. Game-based learning and Gamification
13:30 Andy Phelps. Teaching Game Production at Scale
14:10 Sabine Harrer. Teaching accountable game design
14:30 Coffee Break
14:40 Josefine Westborg. Game Design and Technology – Chalmers and GUs master program
15:00 Lissa Holloway-Attaway. Games and Cultural Heritage
15:40 Michael Sellers. The IGDA Building Blocks of a Video Game Curriculum

And Mike’s presentation leads into the Work Afternoon until…

17:45: Wrap up
18:30: Dinner at the campus Faculty Lounge

8th of June: Educators Summit (Room: F20)

11:00 Adam Mayes. A case study in gamifying higher education
11:40 Ryan Brown. Making Your Classroom aLIVE
12:20 Lunch (included)
13:30 Jakob Berglund Rogert. Managing Student Groups
14:10 Mary Kayler. The Scavenged: A Case Study

And Work Afternoon on how we can teach in a more engaging way until…

16:45 Wrap Up

If you’re taking a flight off the island on the 8/6, you should book a cab to pick you up at the campus ~40 minutes before take-off. (it’s a very small airport)

If you’re taking the ferry off the island on the 8th, you can walk from the campus ~40 minutes before departure.

Registered Participants

NameOrganisationTitle / Role
Andrija BernikUniversity North, CroatiaPh.D.
Henrik WarpefeltUppsala UniversityAssistant Professor
Stephanie NoroozyUppsala UniversityAdministrator
Ulf BenjaminssonUppsala UniversityEvent Producer
Jerry JonssonUppsala UniversityLecturer and Subject Responsible Programming
Masaki HayashiDepartment of Game Design, Uppsala UniversityDr
Ernest AdamsUppsala UniversityUniversitetslektor
Mariam ForsmarkUppsala University - Campus GotlandGame Design Teacher
Richard BartleUniversity of Essex; University of UppsalaProfessor
Doris RuschUppsala UniversitySenior Lecturer
Ryan BownUniversity of UtahAssociate Professor
Mikael FridenfalkUppsala UniversityAssociate Professor
Jonatan ÖsterbergUppsala UniversityTeacher
Cecilia RodéhnDepartment of game designsenior lecturer
Jennifer JensonUniversity of British ColumbiaProfessor, Digital Languages, Literacies & Cultures
Kate EdwardsGeogrifyCEO & Principal Consultant
Mike SellersIndiana UniversityDirector of Game Design and Professor of Practice
Sabine HarrerUniversity of TamperePostdoctoral Researcher
Emma ProwseDepartment of Game Design, Uppsala UniversityLecturer
Jakob Berglund RogertUppsala UniversityDirector of Studies
Hans SvenssonUPPSALA UNIVERSITY Dept. of Game DesignDeputy Head of Department
Lissa Holloway-AttawayUniversity of Skövde (Division of Game Development)
Mary KaylerEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Andy PhelpsRochester Institute of Technology and University of Canterbury
João JacobLIACC, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Madeleine SärlandUppsala University, Department of Game DesignAdministrative Coordinator
Kaspars SteinbergsEKA University of Applied Sciences
Adam MayesUppsala UniversitySubject Responsible for Game Design
Mika EdströmUppsala UniversityAdjunkt
Josefin WestborgChalmers University of technology
Alvin OSullivanUPPSALA UNIVERSITET University lecturer at the Department of Game Design
Mischa HiessböckUppsala UniversityLecturer
The League of Extraordinary Game Educators
Photo from the 2017 Game Educators Summit