Brianno Coller to address learning while playing video games

Brianno Coller
Brianno Coller

Brianno Coller, a newly named Presidential Teaching Professor, will speak Wednesday, April 30, on “Learning While Playing Video Games.”

The talk is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center.

For the past few years, NIU engineering students have been learning complex mathematical and physical concepts while playing video games. The games have been designed to engage students in ways that textbook homework assignments typically do not by getting students to solve authentic problems, to make things work and to think and to value like professionals do.

In the presentation, Coller will demonstrate the video games and present data on student learning and engagement.

For more information, call (815) 753-8381 or email jrat@niu.edu.

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