Poster presentation at VS-Games conference 2016

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Andrea presented a poster entitled “Woes of an RCT for Game-Based Learning Research” at the 8th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, a.k.a. VS-Games, in Barcelona on September 8th and 9th, 2016. The purpose of the poster was to foster a discussion about the pros and cons of employing a randomized controlled trial methodology in serious games research and to talk about what methods might be valid in order to balance internal and external validity in such studies. The poster was well received at the conference, whose overarching goals are to develop and nurture theoretical and academic rigour in the discussion of serious games and virtual worlds.

CosmoCaixa: VS-Games conference venue
VS-Games conference

Poster presentation at SABER Conference

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Andrea presented her most recent results from her doctoral research at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research national meeting at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, on July 16th, 2016.

Left: University of Minnesota, Brunswick Hall; Right: Andrea Gauthier in front of poster

The SABER national meeting is focused on sharing the most up-to-date theories and evidence on biology education best-practices and strives to set standards of rigour in biology education research. Andrea contributed to the discussion on active/interactive learning with her research that investigates how educational game design can help undergraduates overcome misconceptions about molecular motion and interactions.

Vijay Shahani wins Freisen Award

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Vijay Shahani took home the Freisen Award, first place, for his oral paper presentation at the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Ottawa, ON, June 2015). Vijay presented his master research project Chemversity, an interactive web platform to engage undergraduate students in learning chemistry, in a talk entitled: “Exploring Visual Analogies and their Impact on Student Understanding when Teaching Unfamiliar Chemical Concepts”.

Congratulations, Vijay!