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ECT/DMDL Brown Bag: Toru Fujimoto - Games for Learning in Japan

Dr. Toru Fujimoto, Project Assistant Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 12:00PM
Pless Annex 634 (Multipurpose Room), Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor, NYU

Dr. Fujimoto will present an overview of the current research in game-based learning in Japan. He will also talk about the recent efforts in serious games and gamification in different fields. If you are in any way involved with games for learning, this talk will add to your understanding of research in different global contexts.

We invite students from our DMDL/ECT community as well as the larger community at NYU to our Fall Brown Bag event. Please join us!

Photo of Toru Fujimoto

Toru Fujimoto is the project assistant professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo. He completed his graduate study in the Instructional Systems program at the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D. in Instructional Systems). His research background is instructional systems design and educational technology. His research focus is on the design of learning environments using digital games and social media. He founded the Serious Games Japan community in 2004. He authored several books and articles regarding serious games, including the first Japanese serious games book titled "Serious Games: Transforming Education and Society through Digital Games". He also teaches serious games design at Tokyo Polytechnic University as part-time lecturer.

For more information regarding this event, feel free to get in touch with sava saheli singh.