Alex Sarlin is a Motivation and Gaming Specialist at Scholastic building motivation UX for readers of all ages. He was the Head of Content Management Solutions at Knewton, and has consulted on educational technology for the New York Times, Worldwide Biggies and Thirteen/WNET. He earned his MA in Instructional Design and Technology from Teacher's College, Columbia.
During this presentation, Alex will talk about using modern game mechanics in the development of enterprise-level educational software. When building on motivation and communication theory, neuroscience research, and the UX/UI mechanics honed by 30 years of video game design, educators have an unprecedented set of tools by which to both engage, delight and educate their students.
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