Saturday 20th March
16:00 – 17:00 GMT

Speaker: Alan Marshall (Sheffield Hallam University)

Filmed during: MegaCon 2021

Megagaming and Professional Education – boring gaming or shallow teaching? Can it work?

Can games and gaming be used to teach complex social sciences in higher education in a way that doesn’t seem forced and cheesy? Do games designed to teach become a chore? Do they sap the fun out of playing? Listen to Alan’s journey as a geeky gamer, into life teaching at a university and his attempts to inject some of the pleasures of gaming into teaching students why people can make mistakes when working with vulnerable people.