21st Jul 2015, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Games and Learning: How will this impact higher education? - virtual seminar

Presented by Dr Anthony Betrus, State University of New York

The second virtual connections seminar will be presented by Dr Anthony Betrus from the State University of New York at Potsdam. We will investigate the principles of playing games for learning and how this could impact on the higher education sector. Dr Betrus will discuss his involvement with MinecraftEDU and the implications for STEM subjects.

Dr Anthony Betrus is a Professor of Educational Technology at the State University of New York at Potsdam, and the Director of STEM+ Academies for the National Education Foundation (NEF).  His primary research is in using simulations and games to enhance teaching and learning environments, and he has numerous international presentations and publications in this area. Dr Betrus has been teaching courses in teaching and learning with simulations and games at the university level for over twenty years. A recent partnership with MinecraftEDU has allowed Dr Betrus and his NEF team to bring new, engaging game-based STEM activities to the students in their academies.

Please join us for this virtual seminar - NOTE: REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR PARTICIPATION. You can watch the presentation without participating: Click on the link below to watch the presentation.


Note: You will need a Google (Gmail) account to participate but not to view this presentation. Please set this up ahead of time if you don’t already have one. 

Event Details
Staff Only Event open only to UNSW Staff
Unlimited Seats available



Key Contact
Justine O'Sullivan