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Thursday, October 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Three Approaches to Exploring Twin Cities PBS Educational Game Telemetry

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Current technology allows researchers to collect gameplay data with an unprecedented level of resolution. Mouse clicks, state transitions, and other user interactions (both inside and outside of the game) can be recorded, stored, and analyzed. With access to this wealth of data it is important to determine which data are useful, and how to make use of this data in ways that will ultimately inform and improve student learning? This symposium explores three approaches used to collect, visualize, and interpret telemetry produced by students playing a game created for Hero Elementary, an upcoming educational television show and suite of educational activities developed by Twin Cities PBS’s (TPT) Ready to Learn program. This session will be comprised of three parts during which the authors will summarize their role in the project, and their approach to collecting or analyzing gameplay data.

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Betsy McCarthy

Senior Researcher, STEM
Helping developers create and test educational games for formal and informal education environments.

Melissa Cheung

Senior Project Manager, WestEd
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Dennis Ramirez

Digital Program Manager - Ready To Learn, Twin Cities Public Television
Dennis Ramirez is the Digital Program Manager at Twin Cities Public Television, and an award winning educational game designer. Dennis is interested in how new technologies are used in, and out, of the classroom to support learning. His main area of research focuses on how failure... Read More →
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Momoko Hayakawa

Researcher, Twin Cities PBS
Momo Hayakawa is a Education Research and Analytics Associate for the Ready to Learn (RTL) project at Twin Cities PBS (TPT). She oversees RTL’s external evaluation conducted by WestEd and manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of the program. Her research interests lie... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Emerald Bay D/E 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697