Storium for Schools

Here’s a link to a new video concerning the development of using Storium, and online storytelling game, in the classroom. I covered this application in my term paper for 552 this semester, and will say more in detail later, but for now, just a little press to watch:

Just turned in my paper for EDUC 570!

Two down and one left to go, and I’m done with my first semester of grad school. This paper was a study of three different role-playing games used in educational contexts and how those RPGs foster engagement and deepen learning. Again, I covered more material in my research than I could include in my paper, so I’ll be posting the items that didn’t make the cut as I start to post to the blog.

In the mean time, go check out my paper and let me know what you think!

Finished with my 552 paper and online portfolio!

Phew. It’s been a long process writing this 10-page paper which is actually 14 pages. Sigh, I’ll work harder to hit the target size next time. This is the first real academic paper I’ve written in about 20 years, since I graduated from Cal, and it was a bit of a stretch to get my mind back into the process. I spent probably over 40 hours in research, writing and revisions. Let’s hope my other papers don’t take me this long, or I’m going to be in trouble, seeing they’re due in about a week.

I had to cut material from my paper because it didn’t best fit my thesis, and because my paper was already way too long. It’s good scholarship, however, so I’ll likely post what I left out of my paper, and some quick pieces on the resources I reviewed but did not write about, but give me until after my papers are due before I start posting. I still have my nose to the grindstone, but I’m having fun in the process.

Welcome to my professional blog and portfolio!

Hello public! Welcome to my professional blog and portfolio. I will be using this space as my supporting portfolio for my masters degree in education from Sonoma State University, as well as a location for me to discuss issues of relevant interest to games and education. Stay tuned, as I will be writing all sorts of fun, interesting and insightful observations.