Pilot case

Games Now!

Bringing students and game companies together to learn about the latest turns of the game industry.

Pilot leader

Miikka Junnila
Annakaisa Kultima

Schools

School of Arts Design and Architecture

Reach

50 students

Timeline

2017 –

Overview

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games. In Games Now! we dig deeper to what is current at the game scene – and what will happen in the near future. The topics and speaker invitations are curated in collaboration with Finland’s game industry leaders and companies. Our guest speakers are industry leaders and inspiring individuals providing their insights and advise for students and practitioners.

The web page for this course is http://gamesnow.aalto.fi/

The idea of this pilot is to further experiment with the Games Now! course that has already been organized for 3,5 years with streamed lectures across Aalto and other schools in Finland. Even though the lectures have been interesting, we want to find tools and strategies to further develop the pedagogy to make collaboration, networking and peer learning as well as deeper reflection on the lecture themes possible in the course.

Pedagogical methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Video streams
  • Game jams

Involved courses

DOM-E5089 – Games Now (3 ECTS)

People

Miikka Junnila
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Media/ Media Lab
Pilot leader

Annakaisa Kultima
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Media/ Media Lab
Pilot leader


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