Seminars & Colloquia
"Three Tenets of Computer Science and Game Design Education"
Friday April 08, 2022 09:30 AM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
Zoom Meeting Info (Visitor parking instructions)
Abstract: In this talk I discuss three core tenets of my teaching philosophy, to facilitate student learning by: supporting students in applying concepts to their experiences, thinking and discussing with their peers, and critically thinking about how to implement course concepts in building projects which excite and educate the student. I discuss how these are reflected in the undergraduate courses I teach and assist with, as well as a brief teaching demonstration for an introductory game design class.
Short Bio: Alexander Card is a Ph.D. Student at North Carolina State University. His current research interests are in Computer Science-based Game Design Education, exploring and applying novel techniques to support students in project-based game design courses. Prior to his academic career at North Carolina State University, Alexander holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Central Missouri, where the focus of his research was non-unique factorization theory, particularly in Krull monoids. During his master's degree and the following year, Alexander served as adjunct faculty at the University of Central Missouri, teaching introductory undergraduate mathematics courses.
Host: Sarah Heckman, CSC