Gaming for Computer Science Instruction

Date

July 19, 2005

Speaker

John Nordlinger and Josh Yelon

Affiliation

Microsoft Research; Carnegie Mellon University

Overview

This brown bag session at the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit focuses on computer gaming concepts and assets to enhance the declining interest in computer science. John Nordlinger and Josh Yelon discuss current trends in gaming and academia and provide examples from CMU, which includes a supporting NSF paper that demonstrates the power of a virtual environment (ALICE) to entice computer students students to perform better and stay in class. (Talk includes a demo of ALICE.)

Speakers

John Nordlinger and Josh Yelon

Microsoft Research

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