Category Archives: Games & Simulations

A Concise History of Serious Games

USA Today published this concise history of serious games today which is worth a read if you’re trying to wrap your head around what makes games serious: “The Serious Games […]

Public Television + Serious Games

Does Public Television have a role to play in games? Writing in Current.org this summer, Steve Behrens thinks there may be a strong connection and reports the following stats about […]

Serious Games on Squidoo

To make tracking the latest news on serious games easier I’ve set up a Squidoo Lens on Serious Games to consolidate feeds from several blogs and organize a few links […]

Educators Explore Second Life Online

CNN reports in Educators Explore Second Life Online today that “A growing number of educators are getting caught up in the wave [of Second Life]. More than 60 schools and […]

Serious Games Summit

What a difference a year makes. The Serious Games Summit in Washington D.C. on Oct. 30-31, the third I’ve attended, was a reminder of how exciting it is to work […]

Scientists Say Games Not Playing Around

As reported by CNN this morning The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have released a comprehensive report based on the Summit on Educational Games. […]

BBC: Videogames Have Role in School

This morning the BBC reports that: “Video games could have a serious role to play in the classroom, a survey of teachers and students suggests. The Teaching with Games report […]

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Tasty Research posts about a research study on MMOG’s as “third places” distinct from home and work. <more to come>

Serious Games Survey

Gaining a 360 degree view of the emergent serious games market, never a simple task, has become much easier with Mark Prensky’s updated Social Impact Games website, which offers a […]

When One Life Isn’t Enough

Though I’ve blogged on Second Life several times the education-oriented facets of this growing virtual world keep hitting my radar. The Second Life Community Education website is a good starting […]