The Design and Use of Simulation Computer Games in Education

I was really privileged to work with Brett Shelton on editing this new book, and now it’s available! While we weren’t able to convince the publishers to use a Creative Commons license for the book, they did agree to provide perpetual access to a free electronic copy of the book. So download yours today, kick the tires, and if you want something to curl up in bed with then consider picking up a printed copy.

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Games, Learning, and Society

Kurt Squire told me earlier today about U Wisc’s new minor in Games, Learning, and Society. Looks absolutely fabulous. Congratulations, Kurt! From this page I found Constance Steinkuehler‘s course on Critical Education Practice on the Internet. Lots to read here…

Which Pre-85 Video Game Character Am I?

Via Alec Couros, via D’Arcy Norman. Apparently, I am a Gauntlet Adventurer:

What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Gauntlet Adventurer.I am a Gauntlet Adventurer.

I strive to improve my living conditions by hoarding gold, food, and sometimes keys and potions. I love adventure, fighting, and particularly winning – especially when there’s a prize at stake. I occasionally get lost inside buildings and can’t find the exit. I need food badly. What Video Game Character Are You?