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From Professor to Entrepreneur

by Raymond A. “Ray” Kimball, EdD (he/him) This week we welcome Dr. Ray Kimball, founder of 42 Ed Games Coaching and Design, and a long-term advocate for games-based learning. Like …

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Welcome to NASAGA 2022

Welcome, gamers, to 2022 with the North American Simulation and Games Association! 2021 has hissed its last toxic breath, whispering promises that it will revenge itself upon us one day. …

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Guest Post: Distributed Practice Pt.2

This week we welcome back guest blogger Dave Eng, founder of University XP to illuminate some of the complex concepts surrounding distributed practice in games-based learning.Dave Eng is an intellectual …

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Using Democracy 3 to Teach Civics

In this month’s deep dive on using games for classroom education, we will be mixing theory and application as we explore Democracy 3, a wonderful little political simulator. This politics …

Is Gamification Still Bullshit?

In his landmark 2011 speech, Dr. Ian Bogost declared that “gamification is bullshit.” As one of the most prominent scholars on games (both then and now), these words challenged a …