Tag Archives: Games & Learning

EdGamer 57: Jeff Holmes of ASU

Episode 57 of EdGamer has us checking in with our first guest from the recent GLS conference: Jeff Holmes from ASU and the Center for Games and Impact. We discuss a plethora of topics with Jeff including the new Surface tablet from Microsoft, the Teach with Portals platform from Valve and everything new and interesting from Jeff’s work and studies. Check out EdGamer 57 for reviews, previews and great conversations with a new friend of EdGamer: Jeff Holmes.… Read the rest

EdGamer 56: GLS Conference (Two Crazy Nights in Madison)

We’re packing up EdGamer and taking it on the road this week as we visit and review the Games+Learning+Society Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Join us for an interesting discussion on the current state of gaming and education. There was enough information, food, and fantastic people to fill a lengthy podcast, but we managed to select a few highlights! If you are an EdGamer fan you cannot afford to miss this review of the most important conference to our genre.… Read the rest

EdGamer Special: On the Road at GLS!

This week, Gerry, half of the EdGamer team, took a trip to the Games+Learning+Society Conference (GLS8) in Madison, Wisconsin. This annual conference, in its 8th year, is the pinnacle event in the gaming and learning (education) world and features guest speakers and committee members such as Dr. James Paul Gee (ASU), Dr. Kurt Squire (UW-Madison), Crystle Martin (UW-Madison) and Eric Zimmerman (independent game designer) along with professionals from the gaming field, professors and students from ASU, UW-Madison, MIT and many, many more.Read the rest

EdGamer 55: Manipulation is not only a tool for the ‘Dark Side’

This week on EdGamer  Episode 55 we try to figure out the motivation behind an…uh…interesting article by a few psychologists. Then in happier thoughts we check out a great article about Ken Burns and manipulation. Finally we look ahead some exciting new game releases. Tune in to the latest EdGamer episode and find out Zack’s deepest, darkest secret (spoiler alert: he cried at the end of Harry Potter).… Read the rest

EdGamer 54: Summer Prep for Games Next School Year

It’s summer time on EdGamer this week…well at least for some of us. In episode 54 we figure out what steps teachers would need to take this summer to get ready to use games in the classroom next year. We include some valuable links to resources and also look ahead to some great summer conferences you should consider attending! Watch out, it’s another don’t miss episode of EdGamer…summer style!… Read the rest