Alex Lillo

Alex Lillo

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ottawa
PANEL: Spice up Your Online Teaching: GBL for Higher Education
Gamifying a Semester Long Course in Higher Education Through

Alex Lillo is a postdoctoral researcher and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Arts. He is the co-holder of a Research Chair in Teaching Innovation at the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa. He is also the founder and an active member of a Community of Practice dedicated to game-based learning at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Alex Lillo has participated in many research projects relating to legal pedagogy and game-based learning. He has contributed to creating open education resources, such as the Educational Games Group eBook entitled Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes. He is the co-author of the website “Learning in Progress” (www.lip-aec.com), an open access platform dedicated to sharing material to create a simulation of international negotiation. He created many game-based activities dedicated to legal education, including escape games, pervasive games, games jams, and simulation games. More recently, he participated to a project where the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law was reproduced in Minecraft.