Speaker John Nordlinger and Josh Yelon
Affiliation Microsoft Research; Carnegie Mellon University
Date recorded 19 July 2005
This brown bag session at the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit focuses on computer gaming concepts and assets to enhance the declining interest in computer science. John Nordlinger and Josh Yelon discuss current trends in gaming and academia and provide examples from CMU, which includes a supporting NSF paper that demonstrates the power of a virtual environment (ALICE) to entice computer students students to perform better and stay in class. (Talk includes a demo of ALICE.)
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