Meaningful Play 2022 at Michigan State University

Session Information

TitleThe Magic of Learning Games: Google First Wizarding College
Presenter(s)Lauren Freda, Lisa Weinberg, Casey Kiel, Anne Kolaczyk, Elizabeth Lankford, John Kelly, Emily Scott and Chas Grundy
TimeThursday, October 13, 2:30p-3:30p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
DescriptionCasting a spell on campus: How did we get more than 700 University of Notre Dame staff engaged with an optional professional development program about Google collaboration tools? Discover how we crafted a magical experience to introduce, teach, and reinforce the use of Google Workspace--and how you can apply these lessons to your own educational or change management journey. Learn about specific game-based learning mechanics to engage players and create a lasting and transformative learning experience. Do you have what it takes to become a Google wizard?

Google First Wizarding College promotes Google's productivity tools to help staff work smarter, smoother, and safer in our increasingly hybrid environment. Each of seven levels lasted two weeks and included a quiz. The game was designed by our in-house IT team and delivered using Google tools, further reinforcing the material with custom-designed characters and artwork, hidden Easter Eggs, digital badges, stickers, and prizes.

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