Dr. Rudy McDaniel has worked at the University of Central Florida since August of 2001. He pursues research that investigates how to use narrative and video games to motivate learning, create satisfying user experiences, and promote social good. He is also active in funded research; to develop cutting-edge archival techniques for the digital humanities, he was Co-PI and technical editor on the National Endowment for the Humanities grant that built the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive.Complementing his published research, he remains active in professional service and leadership activities. Regionally, he is a K12 volunteer and participates in Teach-In and other special events. Statewide, he has long served as digital media discipline coordinator for the Florida Department of Education and recently delivered opening remarks at THATCamp Florida 2016. Nationally, he routinely reviews for major conferences in his field including ACM SIGDOC and Digital Humanities. Internationally, he judged the I/ITSEC Serious Games challenge and delivered papers and led workshops in China, Costa Rica, Ireland, and Russia.
Dr. McDaniel co-directed the China-US Ethnic Cultural Exchange and Joint Research Initiative and co-organized a film festival with Shanghai University in 2013-14. He was appointed distinguished researcher and senior fellow by the Chinese Ministry of Culture for this work. In 2014-15, he served on program committees for the International Workshops on Open Badges in Education and collaborated on a project with Digital Media and Modern Languages faculty and the Grot School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Russia that enabled UCF students to design a cross-cultural video game for Russian peers. Most recently, in 2016, he co-chaired the 4th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH '16).
McDaniel, R., *Fanfarelli, J., & Thompson, K. (2014). Stinking Badges: Why We Need Em’ and How to Use Em’. Paper presented at the 2014 Information Fluency Conference: The Age of New Media: Literacy in the 21st Century in Orlando, FL. February 27, 2014. International Conference.
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|Course Number||Course||Title||Mode||Date and Time||Syllabus|
|10974||DIG3930H||Hon Special Topic||Rdce Time||M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM||Not Online|
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Updated: Mar 28, 2017