Published September 21, 2023
UB faculty: Looking to put a new spin on how your students engage with your course? Level Up might offer the perfect interactive environment.
Level Up, UB’s premier console gaming lounge and Esports arena, also has benefits for teaching. By using gaming, students are able to have a more immersive and fun learning experience.
Instructor Michael Kicey used the space to explore Ancient Greece with his class using Assassins Creed Odyssey. Using the game’s “discovery mode,” Kicey’s class was able to explore places like the Acropolis and dwellings in ancient Greece.
Lindsay Hahn, assistant professor of Communications, used Level Up as a hands-on way to research the effects of violent video games with her students. Using Mortal Kombat 11 and Overcooked 2, Hahn was able to study her students’ real-time reactions to stressful and violent video games amongst their peers.
You can contact the UBIT Help Center any time you need help with UB technology, online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help or by phone at 716-645-3542.