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Implementing Agile and Scrum in the Classroom

Jeremy Gibson  |  Lecturer / Founder, University of Michigan Ann Arbor / ExNinja Interactive, LLC

Location: Room 3020, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: GDC Education Summit
Vault Recording: Video

Jeremy Gibson has spent the last five years iteratively improving and enhancing the game design and programming classes he teaches. Of all the methods tried, a specific implementation of Agile methodology and class-wide Scrum meetings had the most profound effect on the students and their work. These methods have worked in classes that ranged in size from 12 to 65 students and with students from both interactive media and computer science programs. In this talk, Jeremy Gibson reveals exactly what elements of Agile development worked so well in transforming student work in his classes and demonstrates how other educators can easily implement the same tools and strategies themselves.


Attendees will take with them concrete demonstrations of how Scrum greatly improved both student work and student confidence. They will also receive digital materials to enable the easy implementation of these methods in their classes.