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Thursday, May 16
 

10:40am CDT

Building a Mobile Scavenger Hunt in 50 minutes
Come learn to use a map-based mobile editor good for scavenger hunts to start with, but capable of building full space based role playing games using locative hardware and navigation tools. See examples in ETC Press' Mobile Media Learning I or II. (App is iOS based, editor is web based)

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Speakers
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Seann Dikkers

Associate Professor, Bethel University
Built forts with neighborhood friends. Married my best friend. Two playful adult children. Games in Learning author, researcher, and trainer. Long time Civ and TW geek.


Thursday May 16, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Rm 301

11:40am CDT

Virtual Escape Rooms for Educational Engagement
"Escape Rooms" are a popular form of group entertainment, involving collaborative puzzle solving with a strong story element. In 2018, we built "Riddle Mia This", an augmented reality smartphone application which sought to bring the escape room experience to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  After a successful launch, we have begun exploring ways to replicate this experience in other environments, including within the K12 classroom.  This session will review the results we've seen from Riddle Mia This, and describe some ways the lessons from that project are being applied elsewhere. Participants will also learn about ways they can begin building these experiences on their own, either using our open source code or off-the-shelf tools.

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Speakers
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Colin McFadden

University of Minnesota, Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services
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Samantha Thi Porter

Digital Preservation Specialist, University of Minnesota, Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services
I am a part of Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services (LATIS) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Our lab specializes in advanced imaging technologies including 3D scanning (photogrammetry, structured-light, and terrestrial LiDAR), reflectance transformation... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT
Rm 301

1:40pm CDT

The Day When Machines Exceed Humans
We are getting further and further away of procedural based coding, and creating machine based systems that not only mimic what a human can do, but far exceed them. These types of systems are not possible when "only" humans create the programs. This day in age it's the convergence of human and machine that will take us into the next era of computer programming.

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Speakers
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Jon Herke

Sr. Software Engineer, Optum


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Rm 301

2:40pm CDT

Social (in)Justice and Surveillance Capitalism: CS and Civil Rights
Participants work in teams to create an algorithm that will solve a school related problem. Work is done in English, no computer science (CS) specific knowledge required. Activities are useful for considering how to position CS as a social justice issue, which can make it a more compelling topic for girls and students from underrepresented groups in CS.

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Speakers
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Siri Anderson

Director of Graduate Education for Licensed Teachers, St. Catherine University
Long delighted by things shiny and new, I have been working technology into the classroom since the mid-90s when most online interaction was still just one step above pong. Now a died-in-the-wool online learning geek, I'm invested in digitally empowering social change through student... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Rm 301