You’re Back – What’s Next? Your Personal Pathway to a Career in Nursing
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that your training and experience as a military corpsman can be a gateway into a rewarding career as a registered nurse? Today, more than 1,500 military personnel and veterans are pursuing an associate degree in nursing from Excelsior College’s accredited competency-based program that is delivered at a distance.

Join us for our next webinar to learn how you can join the more than 42,000 individuals – civilian and military – who have earned their associate degree from our School of Nursing, one of just 20 in the nation to have been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

The presentation will be led by Sandy DerGurahian, director of advisement and evaluation, and Chris Normile, academic advisor, from our School of Nursing, along with Judy Reed, director of veteran services and outreach for Excelsior’s Center for Military Education. Information on admission and degree requirements, an overview of the program including support services and study resources that are provided, and the role of academic advisors will all be covered.

Already an RN? We offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to help you take your career even further. These, too, are offered at a distance to meet your busy and sometimes unpredictable duty schedules.

Dungeons and Discourse: Models and Practices for Gamifying Course Design
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Photo of Dr. Gerol PetruzellaIn 2012, Dr. Gerol Petruzella, Coordinator of Academic Technologies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, redeveloped an existing freshman philosophy course into a complete semester-long immersive role-playing game, Dungeons & Discourse.

Although offered as a fact-to-face course at a small liberal arts college, the course is in fact natively hybrid, with most course activities and frameworks offered online, in a robustly integrated game environment. The course has run twice since its development and already been awarded grants from NEA/Microsoft and the Awesome Foundation.

This presentation will show how game theory and principles inform the design and implementation of an engaging blended learning, primarily online undergraduate course.

April 28, 2014, 11 am – 12 pm eastern.

Want to attend this event in-person at Excelsior’s campus in Albany, New York? Email David Seelow, director of writing programs, at Excelsior College at dseelow [at] excelsior.edu.

Please join our LinkedIn group, Games in Education (Excelsior College).

Dr. Gerol Petruzella Biography

Dr. Gerol Petruzella is Coordinator of Academic Technology, and adjunct philosophy instructor, at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. He holds a PhD in Philosophy, specializing in ethics and ancient Greek literature.

A digital humanist, his current research interests include game design and the ethics of open-source frameworks in higher education. His book, Durable Goods (2013), investigates paradoxes in virtue ethics, a method of moral-decision-making dating back to the fourth century BCE.

Dr. Petruzella teaches a range of courses, including seminars in personal identity, ancient Greek language, logic, and Aristotle.

Website: MCLA

Blog: Legend of Zella

Twitter: @Gpetruzella