On May 7th, 2013, the Educational Gaming Commons held the 2nd annual GameDay Event, in the Knowledge Commons on Penn State’s University Park Campus! The event was a great success (and of course a lot of fun) and we’d like to extend our thanks to all of the presenters and attendees who made it possible. Stay tuned for media from the event, our survey, and of course information on GameDay 2014.



For those unfamiliar with the event, “Game Day” is a chance for members of the Penn State community to come together to learn more about what Educational Gaming is, how to best utilize it to improve student learning, and hear how it is being leveraged across Penn State for teaching and research. Designed for both educational gaming “noobs” and seasoned veterans, Game Day is a great opportunity to learn from, share with, and connect to members of the Penn State community around games in Education.

Check out the GameDay 2012 page for more information on last year’s event.

GameDay 2013 at a Glance

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration

9am: Opening Remarks
Room W140

9:05a Morning Panel: Digital Badges
Room W140

10:00a Pre-AM Breakout Pitches
Room 140

10:05 Break

10:15 Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Accessible Game Show Style Quizzes in PowerPoint. W140
  • New From EGC: EconU and Time & Patients. W136
  • Wild Devine. W135

11:15 Classroom Showcase: IST 446
Room W140

11:55 Pre-PM Breakout Pitches
Room W140

12:00 Lunch

1:15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • eLearning Template Games. W135
  • The FLAG Engine. W138
  • Healthbound. W136

2:15 Active Play Session.
Room W140

IST 446 Final Games

The HealthBound Simulation

Powerpoint Template Games


Time and Patients

eLearning Brothers Game Templates


3:15 Event Close


New to the Knowledge Commons? Check out this map to help guide you.




Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact tlt@psu.edu or 814-865-2030 in advance of your participation or visit.

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