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16 November 2016 12:15 pm
Dr. Sven Bugiel E2 5 lecture hall 2

Gamification in der Lehre (Gamification and Teaching)

Dr. Sven Bugiel

CISPA, Saarland University

Title : Gamification in der Lehre

Building: E2 5, lecture hall 2

This talk describes the experience gained in using gamification to teach contents in a more vivid, engaging, and practical manner as exhibited in two university courses in the area of IT-Security. In particular, a seminar on hacking, taught by CISPA director Michael Backes, has received very positive feedback by students when applying this concept and was even awarded with a teaching award. This talk will also point out potential limitations of gamification.

The talk will be in German.