1.2.5. Game on: gamification and the quest for employability

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 10:45AM - 12:00PM
Location: R7/8

Session Type: Presentation

Chair: Mr Peter Muntz, Communications Manager, International Education Association of Australia (Australia)

Game on: gamification and the quest for employability (1051)

International students are empowered by modern technologies: it is unlikely that such great numbers of them from around the world would be on the move if it was not for the availability of (portable) information online. For career services, digital advancements combined with their vast spread translate into new opportunities to boost the employability of international students. This session is about gamification: game design elements in an educational context that create connections to the global job market. We will look into the importance of global employability, how gamification can be used to support it, and what steps need to be taken to make it work. Good practice examples from Europe will be discussed to show what is being done to bridge education and the world of work.

Key interest area (KIA): GS&E
Sector(s): HE

Ms Nannette Ripmeester, Director, Expertise in Labour Mobility, Netherlands
Mr Edilio Mazzoleni, Director, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy