“We spend the 1st year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there” (Neil deGrasse Tyson)


Greece’s new socialist Finance Minister also studies Virtual Currency and Experimentation in video games

Yeah. He’s a total badass in both the real and virtual worlds ­čÖé

via Valve Hires Economist for Virtual Currency Study and Experimentation.

Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

hope the quality doesn’t suffer

Zinn Education Project

via Zinn Education Project.

Yeah, Yanis Varoufakis, the new Finance Minster of Greece, is THAT cool

via Valve Economics | Valve.

ZONDLE: create, play and share games to support teaching, learning and assessment any subject, any level, any language, anywhere

2015 Conference Home — FETC Events


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Is ‘SimCity’ Homelessness a Bug or a Feature?


homeless SimCity

Thanks to my colleague Bill Svitavsky for this article. It’s a great example of how a very rich discussion can come out of comparing virtual environments with the real world. This is how complexity and simulation research works and is an important methodological counterpart┬áto the highly problematic modeling in social sciences. Using computer games like Sim City (and many others) can help bring a┬álevel of methodological sophistication that is rarely even found in PhD programs to the undergraduate classroom.

This is critical thinking in the liberal arts par excellence!

4 Realities: What does future Access to Education Look Like (Bryan Alexander)

EdCampOrange- Eventbrite

via EdCampOrange- Eventbrite.

trying to figure out if I can do this…