Worth Sharing: Serious Games Today

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A new resource well worth checking out! http://www.seriousgames.today Who Made This? This site was built by Digitalmill, Inc. Digitalmill is a consulting and development firm focused on games, videogames, and their related technologies led by Ben Sawyer.Based in Freeport, Maine, just … Continue reading

If you are a teacher, especially in Higher Ed, THIS IS IMPORTANT.

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m not going to add anything to this post, as it deserves to stand on its own. I’ll comment in another post. By Margaret Dorsey (I know this is really long, but if you are a professor, or a teacher, or … Continue reading

“Serious” games and the role of gaming beyond entertainment – Calgary Journal Online

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute By Jasper McGregor | jmcgregor@cjournal.ca Oct 11, 2018 Video games are changing as rapidly as our reliance on them, serving functions that go well beyond entertainment and escapism. Just ask Katrin Becker, a Calgary-based expert on “serious games,” or games … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Further LACK of evidence for Link Between Violent Video Games and Behaviour

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Posted on 16 January 2018 Researchers at the University of York have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent. Source: No evidence to support link between violent video games and behaviour – News … 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

New Book: Choosing and Using Digital Games in the Classroom: A Practical Guide

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I am thrilled to announce that my book is now available. This book is full of lists and practical advice on how to use games in the classroom. It takes you from the theories that underpin both learning and teaching … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: New American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on “Virtual Violence” is, Basically, Nuts: Why Parents and Policy Makers Can Ignore It

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of releasing policy statements on media which are both wildly alarmist and grossly inaccurate. These include their controversial claims about “Facebook Depression” in 2011, their problematic and unrealistic recommendations on … Continue reading

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification : New Infographic, but still wrong.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This same group (Upside Learning) posted a very similar infographic back in June. Although a few things have been changed, the table they present to show the differences is identical to the one they published in June. Sadly, it may … Continue reading