Entertainment Quality Learning Games

Am 27.02.2020 lud das Department für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften zu einem Workshop mit André Thomas (Texas A&M University), einem der wichtigsten Lernspielentwickler unserer Zeit und Gastprofessor des Zentrums für Angewandte Spieleforschung.

Der Workshop mit dem Titel "Entertainment Quality Learning Games - or how to have higher production value learning games on tiny budgets" behandelte vielfältige Aspekte des Lernspiels. Zahlreiche BesucherInnen, darunter auch MitarbeiterInnen der Donau-Universität Krems, nutzten die einmalige Gelegenheit sich eingehender mit den Themen Lernspielentwicklung und Game-based Learning auseinanderzusetzen.


Über André Thomas

André Thomas' passion for game-based learning resonates inside and outside of the classroom. A graduate of LCAD MFA in Game Design, he founded and serves as the director of the LIVE Lab in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, where he also teaches game design, game development and interactive graphics techniques. In 2014, he founded Triseum, where he serves as CEO and leads the creation of its award winning academic video games. He is an EdTech Leadership award winner, National Academy of Sciences board member, National Arts Education Association lead instructor, and Chillennium Game Jam chair.

André also has been invited to speak at numerous education and technology events both in the U.S. and abroad, including SXSW, TEDx, ASU-GSV, BETT, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, Austrian Ministry of Education and European Schoolnet.

His game-based learning insights and ideas are featured in the Huffington Post, Austin Business Journal, eCampus News and Learning Solutions Magazine, to name a few.

With more than 25 years in CGI production, André has worked around the world on legendary video games, live action feature films and memorable commercials.

Previously he was Head of Graphics for EA Sports Football games (including NCAA, Head Coach, NFL Tour and Madden, the longest running and most successful sports franchise in games industry).

He also created graphics for such notable films as Men in Black, Con Air, Independence Day, Valiant, Ant Bully and Tomorrow Never Dies.

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Feierliche Übergabe der Urkunde für die Gastprofessur

Kürzlich wurde die Gastprofessur von André Thomas um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert. Die feierliche Übergabe der Urkunde durch Rektor Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer fand am 27.02.2020 statt. Wir freuen uns auf weitere gute Zusammenarbeit!

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