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Meeting Minutes 05/29/19

Game Based Learning (GBL) Faculty Interest Group (FIG) – Notes from Meeting

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 11:30am, M391

Grace Axler-DiPerte, Facilitator


Participants:    Grace Axler-DiPerte, Azure Faucette, Jocelyn Figueroa, Elizabeth Mulligan, Mary Ortiz


Meeting began at 11:30am.

  1. Grace welcomed everyone.
  2. Grace spoke about the game she developed, and which Mary helped her, to play with her BIO50 – General Microbiology lecture class. Students are given a “Food” (ex. Vinegar) card, and they have to find the appropriate cards with the following: Starting Materials, Microbial Participants, Microbial Products, and Primary/Secondary Metabolites.  Grace spoke about how the game went and about how offering prizes of “brain erasers” helped to make the students very competitive by the third round of play.  See answer key table on next page.
  3. Beth and Azure spoke about the Tissue Card Game they developed and tried in their BIO11- Human Anatomy & Physiology I classes. Tissues can be a dry topic.  Each team gets three tissue cards and attribute cards.  They must match the attributes to two of the tissues completely.  Then they have to trade attribute cards to get the third tissue.  There was discussion about Wikimedia Commons as a resource.  Grace also mentioned The Game Crafter, a web company that will make playing cards for you from your prototype cards.  The game is leveled.  We spoke about the logistics of the game.  We also spoke about issues with the game and solutions to those issues.
  4. Jocelyn gave us an update on the D&D game she does at the local library with third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. We brainstormed to come up with ideas on how to transform word problems to work with the game.
  5. Next meeting: Fall 2019. Grace will send out a notice.
  6. Meeting ended at 12:30pm.

Notes respectfully submitted by Mary Theresa Ortiz

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