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Dawley to present 3D GameLab to ed tech industry leaders

Lisa Dawley, professor in the Department of Educational Technology (EdTech), has been selected as one of 10 participants to present innovative educational products at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in May.

Lisa Dawley

Leaders in the educational technology industry will gather May 6-8 in San Francisco to learn about the nation’s most innovative ed tech products and services. During the Innovation Incubator program, Dawley will meet one-on-one with industry leaders for expert advice and a chance to connect with commercial vendors who can support the growth of new products.

Dawley will showcase Boise State’s 3D GameLab. Dawley and Chris Haskell, EdTech special lecturer, developed 3D GameLab to help teachers turn their classrooms into a living adventure that challenges students with motivating quests, engaging projects, exciting games and interesting activities.

“With 3D GameLab teachers can tie innovative learning activities to the educational standards they want to achieve,” Dawley said. “The lab allows teachers to create an exciting personalized curriculum of quests that provide students choices based on their interests.”

In March, 3D GameLab won a $150,000 award in the national Digital Media and Learning Badges for Life Competition. The 3D GameLab also earned a place in the 2012 Horizon Report, which predicts trends over the next five years in educational technology in higher education.

The summit is being presented by the Software & Information Industry Association, the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries.

Summit attendees will select six finalists to make a second presentation. After this second round, summit attendees will vote for the Innovation Incubator participants that are “Most Innovative” and “Most Likely to Succeed.” Winners will be announced May 8.

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