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Thursday, June 13 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Designing and Building Mobile, Locative Games with ARIS

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Workshop:
Designing and Building Mobile, Locative Games with ARIS

This proposed workshop will introduce participants to ARIS, a platform that allows non-programmers to create their own mobile, locative augmented reality games and activities.  Through demonstration, hands-on participation, and reflective discussion, participants in this one-hour workshop will leave with: 1) connections between situated learning, mobile technologies, place, design, and games, 2) possibilities of using augmented reality games to create new learning opportunities with mobile devices, and 3) their own sample ARIS game that includes both narrative and data-gathering elements. This proposal discusses the ARIS platform and its theoretical foundations as well as the goals and activities of this ARIS workshop.

Garrett Smith, John Martin, David Gagnon, Breanne Litts, Owen Gottlieb


Speaker
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David Gagnon

Director, Field Day Lab, University of Wisconsin - Madison
I have a sweet spot for directing small design teams to approach big challenges. I like thinking and making real world products that are inspired by all the cool stuff kids like these days. I love seeing other people find themselves by making something new. I also am a bit of a baking addict, still trying to nail the traditional sour dough baguette in a wood fired oven.
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Owen Gottlieb

Ph.D. Candidate, NYU; Founder & Director, ConverJent, Converjent/NYU
Rabbi Owen Gottlieb is a Jim Joseph Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU where he specializes in Digital Media and Games for Learning. He is the founder and director of ConverJent which is dedicated to Jewish games for learning. He is passionate about games and digital media for cultural heritage and cultural futures, digital narratives, and mobile place-based Augmented Reality Games for teaching history. He... Read More →
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Breanne Litts

University of Wisconsin-Madison
I am a Ph.D. student in Curriculum & Instruction with a Digital Media focus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I currently serve as a project assistant for Dr. Erica Halverson on an NSF funded project researching makerspaces and learning through making. Additionally, I am a researcher in the newly founded Mobile Learning Incubator in Academic Technology at UW-Madison. Broadly, my scholarly interests are focused around the intersection of... Read More →
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John Martin

Learning Consultant, UW-Madison
Integrating technology to increase learning in higher education in various roles since 1998, John currently teaches and develops socioculturally-rich teaching and learning practices at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His doctoral research in Curriculum and Instruction broadly considered the learning affordances of video games, and specifically focused on learner-designed place-based mobile games. Drawing on a background and interest in... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Class of '24

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