Category Archives: Pedagogy

Prezi on Speculative Fiction and RPGs in College Classes

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Prezi on my RPG Talk

Last Thursday I gave a talk on the narrative potential of role-playing games. Here’s the Prezi that accompanied the talk. The Evolution and Narrative Potential of Role-Playing Games on Prezi

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GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings Now Available

Just got an email that the GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings are now available via ETC Press: http://www.etc.cmu.edu/etcpress/content/gls-70-conference-proceedings This publication features my article “Gaming, World Building, and Narrative: Using Role-playing Games to Teach Fiction Writing.” Yay!

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M/MLA Presentations and Comments

Just got back a few hours ago from the M/MLA conference held in St. Louis. The conference theme was “Play…No Seriously.” I gave two presentations: one on using videogames in English classes, and the other on using role-playing games in … Continue reading

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Prezi on Character Creation in Digital RPGs

Just got the proofs today of my article “From Meaning to Experience: Teaching Fiction Writing With Digital RPGs,” which will be appearing as the final chapter in Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens: The Digital Role Playing Game. Amazon says it … Continue reading

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Grey’s First Videogame

So this morning I downloaded the trial copy of Braid, a game discussed in Tom Bissel’s excellent book, Extra Lives. It’s also a game we’ll be playing and discussing soon in our Game Culture class so I wanted to take … Continue reading

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Game Design and Education: One Quick Example

Each week the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT publishes a podcast where a guest speaker discusses all kinds issues related to media: film, television, videogames, and all the rest. On the drive home yesterday I finished the most recent … Continue reading

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Meiklejohn, Davis & Evans, Meet Everett

I didn’t teach ENG 102: College Writing and Research last year but I’m returning to the assignment sequence I used the year before, where I spend the first few class sessions talking about student and instructor roles in the university. … Continue reading

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GLS Prezi Presentation

Here’s the Prezi I used when giving my talk on “Gaming, World Building, and Narrative” at the Games+Learning+Society 7.0 conference in June. GLS 7.0 – Gaming, World Building, and Narrative on Prezi

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