Robert Appino

Keynote Title: Press Play: An adventure of power-ups, portal warps and pivotal learning today.

Description: Playing games is a fully sensory experience. They are often fun, immersive, competitive and collaborative. Students today learn differently than they have in the past. They’ve grown-up in the age of Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. This talk will present up-to-date research on gamification and game-based learning. It will explore how both of these practices can be used to create highly engaging and relevant learning.

Bio: Robert Appino is an enthusiastic educator and learner. He enjoys teaching the middle years and has taught Humanities, Writing and Technology. Currently Robert is the MS Technology Learning Facilitator at Saigon South International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also a doctoral student in School Technology Leadership at the University of Kentucky, a SUNY CoETaIL instructor, very involved in the Global Issues Network (GIN), a UbD Trainer and passionate about game-based learning. Robert has presented at many regional conferences in Asia. You can find Robert on Twitter @rappin01 or read about his thoughts at