Capilano Universe: Enhancing Education with the 'Digital Blur'

Join us for another fantastic lecture from the Capilanu Universe Lecture Series. 

Dr. Nancy Nowlan presents "Enhancing Education with the 'Digital Blur': Engaging Students with Games like Pokemon Go"


Games like Pokemon Go use regular technology such as cell phones for playing games outside in the real world. A blend of on-line and reality (the “digital blur”) is engaging when we play for fun and when students play “serious games”, such as educational simulations, which can include all forms of modern communication. This presentation will focus on a role play simulation at McGill University, and how its design is used in a Capilano University course.


About Nancy Nowlan

Dr. Nancy Nowlan teaches Management, Workplace Development and other courses in the School of Business and recently completed her doctorate in Education – Transformational Change at Simon Fraser University. She has presented at ISAGA, the International Simulation and Gaming Association and ABSEL, the Association of Business Simulations and Experiential Learning in 2016.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm


  • Adults