2024 UNL Playposium

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Using Gamification and Play in Higher Education

March 12-14, 2024


Hybrid Event: In-Person and Virtual Participation

The University of Nebraska--Lincoln invites passionate educators, researchers, and experts to join our Playposium on Using Gamification and Play in Higher Education. Higher education is rapidly evolving, and the incorporation of gamification and play in the college classroom has emerged as an exciting and effective approach to enhance student engagement, motivation, and learning outcomes. This symposium aims to bring together experts, educators, and researchers to share insights and best practices related to gamification, game-based learning, and the integration of play in higher education.

Pre-Playposium Improv Performance

March 12, 6-6:45 pm

“What’s the last text message you sent?" or "Where did you go on summer vacation?" With prompts like that, we’re off… Delivering a completely improvised, never-before-seen, and Occasionally Hilarious performance on the spot. We are Occasionally Hilarious — that’s OH! for short! And we’re an improv comedy performance group from Lincoln, Nebraska, that’s been performing together since 2018. Improv is a conversation that has never happened before, and never will again because we never know what the audience will give us. That's what makes it fun!

Post-Playposium Scavenger Hunt

March 14, 1-4:30 pm

Can't get enough play? Join us for a post-playposium parting activity! After our closing symposium session, attendees can sign up to participate in a scavenger hunt with small groups from 1:00-4:30. Participation in this activity is $30. Stay tuned for more details.

Registration is now open!