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The Big IF: Interactive Fiction as a Creative Assessment (Hosted in person) In-Person

Successful critical thinkers are able to conceptualize other perspectives, other options, counterfactual scenarios, and the path not taken. Teaching this skill can be difficult, but interactive fiction provides a fun way to help students flex these mental muscles. In this 2-part workshop, you will learn the basics of crafting interactive fiction and how to teach it to your students as well as tips for crafting interactive-fiction-based assignments and methods for assessing them. You will be introduced to the simple interactive tool Twine, but you'll also learn how to make interactive fiction using only normal writing tools like word processors or paper and pencil.

Facilitator: Jeff Rients, Associate Director, CAT; Jennifer Zaylea, Digital Media Specialist, CAT

This two-part workshop meets on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 9, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Registration for the first session serves as registration for the subsequent session.

Thursday, November 2, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
TECH 109
Main Campus
  In-Person Teaching with Technology Workshop  
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