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The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

Monday, June 6 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Engaging Technology Learners Through Gamification: Making Learning Stick! (9:00- 9:50 Area 3B) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at opposite ends of the room. (Area 3B)

In today’s intensive technical programs, learning is more than ‘remembering’ and ‘recalling’ facts and processes, but generating collaborative approaches within team settings to assimilate knowledge and infer solution to problems.

The Biomedical Engineering Technology program at BCIT is a two-year intensive journey in the life of young men and women aspiring to take charge of one of the most critical functions: making sure that medical equipments are fully operational at all times. 

In an attempt to support student learning through better engagement in of one of our courses (BMET 2200) with considerable technical content, the ‘Pass the Problem’ game was employed during the very first session.

Based on this experience and feedback gathered from students, our session will address the pros and cons of using gamification to assist students develop thinking skills around technical topics. Participants will also practice the ‘Pass the Problem’ game themselves to evaluate its impact on learning.

Presenters
Edmond Zahedi, Faculty Member, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Cathy Griffin, Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Speakers
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Cathy Griffin

Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
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Edmond Zahedi

Faculty Member, British Columbia Institute of Technology
I am passionate about finding the most efficient ways of conveying technical information. Through the 25+ years of teaching at various academic levels, I have experienced different methods, and still enjoy adapting myself to the challenges of higher education.


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)

Attendees (23)