It was a short trip and one that was plagued by unexpected obstacles but all worked out in the end. I was planning on doing my regular “Play to Learn” workshop with my co-presenter Sharon Boller but she had surgery that did not go perfectly and she was unable to attend. So David Kelly stepped in and help facilitate the workshop.
He did a great job and everything worked out!! Although we missed Sharon and I hope she has speedy recovery and co-presents at our next workshop.
I also got a chance to meet some great folks and touch base with a former student and, of course, the creativity of the workshop participants is, as always, incredible. Here are some pictures capturing my one day at the conference.
So I got to meet a gentleman who works with my wife who is an instructional designer. He didn’t realize she was my wife until right before the workshop. He has some awesome ideas about designing interactive instruction and they make some really cool and engaging compliance pieces for this organization. It was great to meet him in person.
I also got the chance to meet Sara and learn about her work creating instruction and her interest in game-based learning.
And it’s always a pleasure to run into successful IIT alumni from Bloomsburg University and Justin is very successful in what he does. He is embarking on a wonderful task of updating instruction for a company that needs to move forward quickly. Looking for great things from Justin.
And, of course, great paper-based game prototypes from all the attendees, here are a few.