On February 7th the Games for Learning Institute from New York City, along with Donald Brinkman from Microsoft Research provided demos and a panel discussion on education through digital game based learning. The Games for Learning Institute is an organization dedicated to designing games to solve educational problems. It connects 14 game designers, computer scientists, and education researchers from nine partner institutions to study existing games, identify key design elements and learning patterns, develop prototype ‘mini games’ based on these elements and patterns, test them in classroom and informal learning settings, and evaluate the results.

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