Annenberg Program For Online Communities Speaker Series: Doug Thomas


Monday, September 17, 2007 - 12 p.m.

Part of the Annenberg Research Seminar Series

Join students and faculty for a presentation by USC Annenberg communication professor Doug Thomas. His topic:"Understanding the Gamer Disposition:  What gamers can teach us about learning in the 21st Century." From Prof. Thomas: "While games may provide valuable tools for teaching, their true power lies in their ability to create and generate complex learning environments.  This talk will examine the ways in which players develop and utilize particular dispositional stances for navigating and taking advantage of new and complex economies of knowledge and how those dispositions may translate into new skill sets necessary for the 21st century."