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486. Games for Teaching Language, Literature, and Writing

Tuesday, 5 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Commonwealth, Sheraton

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology

Presiding: Brian Croxall, Emory Univ.

Speakers: Evelyn Baldwin, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Mikhail Gershovich, Baruch Coll., City Univ. of New York; Janice McCoy, Univ. of Virginia; Ilknur Oded, Defense Lang. Inst.; Amanda Phillips, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Anastasia Salter, Univ. of Baltimore; Elizabeth Swanstrom, Florida Atlantic Univ.

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Session Description:

This electronic roundtable presents games not only as objects of study but also as methods for innovative pedagogy. Scholars will present on their use of board games, video games, authoring tools, and more for language acquisition, peer-to-peer relationship building, and exploring social justice. This hands-on, show-and-tell session highlights assignments attendees can implement.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Electronic Technology (Teaching, Research, and Theory)

  • Teaching – General

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