Rhett Loban, Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University
This research describes and evaluates the use of Grand Strategy video games, namely Europa Universalis IV (EUIV), as a tool for formal adult learning in history. Data collected from a game forum survey and university case study showed several benefits and limitations to using EUIV for learning about history. The results also showed a shift in the way that gamers engage games with gamers not only playing, but many also creating their own game content and mods. Results also showed that students from a range of academic disciplines were able to create their own mod and even incorporate their own interests and knowledge into their interpretation of history.
Rhett Loban is an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University. He is also currently completing his PhD at the School of Arts and Media in the University of New South Wales. He is interested in the using new and unconventional technology such as video games and virtual reality for learning and teaching.
Time : 1pm-2pm
Venue: Academy Learning Space - 29 Wally's Walk Room 123