|Title||The 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|
|Time||Thursday, October 13, 2:30p-3:30p|
|Location||MSU Union Ballroom|
|Description||Casting 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.