James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, speaks about learning through gaming at the sold-out ChangSchoolTalks 2016: Experiential Learning in Action event hosted at Ryerson University on February 17, 2016.
Produced by Digital Education Strategies at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University.
ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined is a professional development and networking event that was hosted at Ryerson University on February 19, 2015. North American experts shared their perspectives on the latest advances in technology-enhanced teaching and learning, along with leading-edge research on the needs of a new generation of learners.
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