Game Design Expert Closes Conference with Key to the Future of Learning
CINCINNATI – January 16, 2013 – New York Times bestselling author and gaming expert Jane McGonigal will share her ideas for the future of learning at the 2013 Lectora® User Conference in San Antonio. McGonigal, known around the world as an innovator for game design, will show attendees how to transform and reinvent learning with her keynote featuring game design for e-Learning.
“We’re very excited for Jane McGonigal to keynote the Lectora User Conference and share her expert insight and innovative ideas into the world of gamification for learning,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer. “Her engaging session, ‘Why Gaming is the Future of Learning,’ will close the conference with a surge of new ideas to help attendees amplify their e-Learning content with gaming techniques.”
In her more than ten years of experience making games, McGonigal was honored as a Young Global Leader 2012 at the World Economic Forum, called one of the Top 10 Innovators to Watch by Businessweek magazine and hailed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in business by Fast Company magazine.
McGonigal uses “alternate reality games” to conduct research, build communities, connect with markets and solve real-world problems. Her New York Times bestseller, “Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World,” explores the power and future of gaming and reveals how to solve some of the most difficult challenges facing humanity with the collaborative aspects of games.
McGonigal will join two other inspiring and inventive keynote presentations at the conference from Erik Wahl and THE PIANO GUYS. In its ninth year, the Lectora User Conference, held April 29 – May 1 in San Antonio will host more than 600 e-Learning professionals from around the world for two full days of innovation and learning. Attendees will experience a full schedule of more than 20 breakout sessions, two unique and memorable networking events and will receive an Appreciation Pack valued at $4,000.
To learn more about the 2013 Lectora User Conference, visit: 2013 Lectora User Conference.
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