Eat lunch at your desk today and catch an important webcast about games and kids.
At Noon the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop will launch a two-hour webcast to coincide with today's release of the organization's report Game Changer: Investing in Digital Play to Advance Children's Learning and Health. From the press release:
The report, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, specifies how increased national investment in research-based digital games might accelerate children’s learning and healthy development.
The panel will discuss the Center’s recommendations for the media industry, government, philanthropy and academia to consider for expanding research, development and use of digital games.
Panelists for the webcast include:
- Michael Levine Ph.D., Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
- Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop
- David Abrams, Executive Director, Schroeder Institute at the American Legacy Foundation
- Alan Gershenfeld, Founder and President, E Line Ventures
- Debra Lieberman Ph.D., Director, Health Games Research
- Scot Osterweil, Creative Director, MIT Education Arcade
- Susan Zelman Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA) who chairs the Congressional Entertainment Caucus was also invited to serve on the panel but it is unclear whether or not she will appear.