Well Worth Watching: Losing Lena

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s time for gender equality in tech, let’s start by losing Lena. Add your voice at https://www.losinglena.com #losinglena “I failed to see this as an image of a person.” THINK ABOUT THAT. …. just an object being used to build, … Continue reading

YAY! Open Access ~~NOT~~

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes So, I’ve been an editor for a pay to publish journal. It actually wasn’t clear to me that they WERE that kind of journal when I agreed to be an editor. I was just invited to renew my editorship. This … Continue reading

The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games NOW AVAILABLE!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute We have regained the rights to our 2011 book, The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, originally published by Wiley. We are in the process of updating it for a new edition, but in the meantime we are releasing the … Continue reading

What?! No Deadlines on Assignments?!

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes A common kind of complaint among many HE faculty: My student comes with a long story about why they need an extension on an assignment. I have already gone to some lengths to make sure my students have plenty of … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Why Design Thinking is bullshit

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute With a Hat-Tip to Alex Bruton for sharing this. This is yet another one of these “hot new terms” that people like to say in the hopes it will make them sound “with it”. It seems to be one of … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of Training? Updated for 2017

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This article is an update to a study that tried to answer the question: How long it takes to design one hour of instruction? Source: How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of Training? Updated for 2017 Be … Continue reading

Finding meaning in life in a world without work

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This article misses the point. Assuming robotics renders many jobs obsolete AND we have the means to provide a basic living wage to all, this has the potential to free up masses of people to spend their time on things … Continue reading

Would You Buy This Book: Death to Deadlines….

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Death to Deadlines: Gamification and Other Subversive Thoughts on Formal Education With any luck at all, this book will save you countless hours heading down rabbit holes. While you might find something wonderful in those rabbit holes, this book will … Continue reading