Seasonal variation in subsidy delivery to tropical streams: A gameful teaser of ecological proportions.

Ever wonder how you might capitalize on the motivational nature of games in a more formal academic setting? Well wonder no more! Stop by for this installment of Abell Conversations, and you’ll experience an active, gameful learning approach to college science teaching – in this case, you’ll learn about the ecological link between water, land, and people in a tropical setting. You can expect to come away with a better understanding of ecology, of students’ motivation from and resistance to active learning, and of the motivational effects a gameful learning experience can have on students enrolled in an introductory undergraduate biology course, as well as a belly full of pizza and soda. See you there!

Dr. David C. Owens
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum