Julia Amerongen Maddison and Darrell Hoffman: TerreWEB Scholars
Thursday, March 26th
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Room MCML 260
Julia Amerongen Maddison
Title: Developing an educational computer game about belowground ecology: an Internship with Area Denial Games
Summary: Julia was funded by TerreWEB to do an internship with Area Denial Games, a Vancouver indie game company. She and her collaborators Christopher Adderley and Alex Catamo developed an educational computer game called Shroomroot, which teaches players basic information about plant nutrition and mycorrhizal networks. In this talk she will be presenting her internship experience, both the story and the lessons learned. She will discuss specifics about game development as well as some general principles about collaboration and the creative process.
Title: Assessing experiences with educational and outreach interventions
Summary: How can we measure the experiences of our audiences as we communicate our science? Darrell will begin a dialogue about both quantitative and qualitative methods of gathering and interpreting feedback in science education. In particularly, he will outline some of the methods used in assessing student experiences in a multimedia-enhanced soil science laboratory.
The Spring Seminar Series Schedule can be found here.