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  1. Game-based Learning for Engaging Students in Computing/Coding B.Ramamurthy - SUNy Games II- SUNY CIT 2014 B. Ramamurthy Supported by SUNY IITG Grant 2013-2014

  2. Outline • Background • My experience with using games in teaching • CSE 111: Great Ideas in CS Course: A very simple game example: demo in HTML5/JS game • CSE 113: Introduction to CS for non-Majors: another simple example: demo in Processing • Making sense of terms and phrases: • Games, serious games, gamification, game engine, game theory, … many more “gamey” • References B.Ramamurthy - SUNy Games II- SUNY CIT 2014

  3. Background • I am fortunate to have been involved in the SUNY Games II group headed by Peter Shea of Albany and many others from all over SUNY. • Muti-disciplinary that could talk the same language: the SUNY games • Highly informative weekly meetings • Directly influenced me to use games in all my courses and in my research projects • Encouraging outcome B.Ramamurthy - SUNy Games II- SUNY CIT 2014

  4. Motivation • Games and related technologies are “disruptive” technologies for education and for many social applications • Transforming the way we do educate /learn • My goal for my courses: When we educate our students we want to educate a community • Hmmm… what is that???!!! • The education/learning should be infectious, the students should talk to other fellow students and relatives, parents about the material in the course thus educating a community • Bottom line is that I had to teach course with 30 different non-CS majors, about 200 of them, coding and some skill they can use well –after the course is over… make them life-long learners and coders (Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014: no-game vs. games) B.Ramamurthy - SUNy Games II- SUNY CIT 2014

  5. Demo 1: Simple Hangman Reference: Introduction to Javascript with XML and PHP by E. Drake, Addison-Wesley, 2013 B.Ramamurthy - SUNy Games II- SUNY CIT 2014

  6. Demo 2: Simple Memory Game B.Ramamurthy - SUNy Games II- SUNY CIT 2014