“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)

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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

http://fetc.org/Events/Educational-Technology-Conference/Information/HOME.aspx?m=1

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Is ‘SimCity’ Homelessness a Bug or a Feature?

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/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…