After CCA and CGSA in lovely Victoria, BC, I went off to Madison, WI for Games Learning Society 9 and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Yes, that’s 4 conferences in 3 weeks. I’m tired. (And I could have easily strung in Games for Change, International Society for Technology in Education, and maybe even International Communication Association … Continue reading BoardGameGeeks Unite! – micropresentation at GLS 2013
written from my phone during Allan Collins’s keynote… Don’t just mobilize games. Mobilize gamers. School reform has had minority voice for at least 100 years or so (Dewey). What’s new isn’t games for learning / new media for learning / flat system new capitalist (Lankshear) models for learning. What’s new is this huge cultural shift … Continue reading Brief thoughts from GLS
hashtag: #gls2010 flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gls-conference/ So, I’m here at the Games Learning Society conference (probably for the last time as a graduate student). It’s about 4:45 AM on Thursday, and, in an effort to take advantage of my insomnia, I thought I’d write a blog post about the conference so far. I find this kind of … Continue reading Games Learning Society 6.0 (GLS2010) and Governance in Games panel
David Gagnon’s blog I met David while sitting in a session and noticed he was live-blogging. He’s a student at Madison. He showed me the augmented reality game they created for the conference where people can use their phones to do a walking tour of Madison, looking for clues, etc. Unfortunately, by the time I … Continue reading Blogs that covered Games Learning Society 4.0 (GLS 2008)
Leadership & Games & Games for School Leadership Rich Halverson, Moses Wolfenstein, Andy Phelps, Rovy Branon, Rick Blunt Andy Phelps (though he didn’t look like Andy to me during the presentation–I arrived late and maybe it was a diff guy?) links guild leadership with academic and company leadership. One interesting thing is he hasn’t seen a belligerent guild leader … Continue reading GLS 2008 Day 2 Session 4: Leadership and Games
Sympathy for the Griefer: MOOrape, Lulz Cubes, & Other Lessons From the First 2 Decades of Online Sociopathy Jullian Dibbell Jullian Dibbel gave a warning that his talk about griefers is NSFW. But he did say that he toned it down right before the presentation. “Griefer” goes back to “spoil-sport,” someone who shatters the “magic … Continue reading GLS 2008 Day 2 Session 3: Games & Incivility
I was part of the World of Warcraft roundtable session this morning. It went really well, and the paper figures were a hit. I caught up with Adam Hyland who used to be an engineer and managing engineer on a NAVY boat, and it was really cool hearing about how much parallel he saw with … Continue reading GLS 2008 Day 2 Session 2: the WoW roundtables!
I just woke up about 30 min ago and am waiting in my hotel lobby for a shuttle to Monona Terrace. The first session starts right now, so it looks like I’m missing it… Was going to go to the session on ethics and politics: Moral Economies of Play: Learning and Citizenship in MMO Games … Continue reading GLS 2008 Day 2: late start…
Okay, turns out we just waited 30 minutes and then all bussed over to Tenney Park. The rain did a pretty number on the park, though, and we were pretty much standing in a watery lawn the whole time. But it was pretty cool. I talked with Debbie Fields about our respective research. I met … Continue reading GLS 2008: Dinner for reals and LAN party!
OMG, the rain is coming down hard! The food from the park is being moved to over here at Monona Terrace, and I don’t think the TrN (sort of) folk are going to be strolling down State St. any time soon.