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Game On Tutorial: Gather.town for Reacting

  • January 26, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Gathertown
  • 18


  • For those who are not yet members of the Reacting Consortium

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In this Gather.town tutorial, we'll share some of what we've learned about using Gather.town to support your Reacting class. This interactive session will provide an overview of the platform (and its pros and cons), and then dig deeper into practical questions and best practices for use. There will be time for all participants to play around, and for questions.  This is also a great opportunity to help train Teaching Assistants or Preceptors who may be helping your classes, especially since a current student will be part of the tutorial! 

You'll learn:
Why you may wish to use Gather.town for your classes
The basics of setting up a Gather.town space
How to use Gather.town, move around, interact, and more
Ways to support the social, community-building, and persuasive aspects of Reacting games, and to best imitate the best parts of sharing physical space
How to introduce your students to the Gather.town platform
Considerations for different mechanics, and integrations 

Marc Carpenter, University of Oregon
Jonathan Truitt, Central Michigan University
Veronica Gregory, Central Michigan University 

$25 for members; $40 for non-members
Become a member! We offer a sliding scale for individual memberships. 

90 Minutes

To learn more about how to set up and use these platforms, check out our other events.

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