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Microsoft Innovative Education Forum -- An Unnecessary Obstacle That Teachers Choose to Tackle

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 09.30.2011 | Technology
Cheryl Arnett

The 2011 Microsoft Innovative Education Forum has come to an end. This year 102 incredible educators from all around the USA came together in Redmond,...

Can Violent Games Promote Peace?

Charles Tsai | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Charles Tsai

Through role-playing games, you take on someone else's point of view and evaluate every key decision through that person's eyes. That's the very definition of empathy.

Play, Policy, and Tree Planting: How Gaming Is Changing the World

Nicole Skibola | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

Games, as a medium for social change, reflect a shift in thinking about human behavior and happiness.

New York Public Library Launches iPad App

nytimes.com | FELICIA LEE | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

Here an app, there an app, everywhere an apt app. Now, the New York Public Library has created a new iPad app that bring the library’s research coll...

Why Libraries Still Matter

salon.com | Natasha Lennard | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

There are bigger and busier libraries in America, but none more iconic than the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, that state...

'Winning' the Higher Education Game

Zac Hill | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Zac Hill

Clearly, the goal of the higher education system is not for everyone in America to get a JD or an MD or a Ph.D. But if you looked from a game design perspective, you'd very much think that it is.

Want To Succeed In Life? Play Video Games

Jane McGonigal | Posted 07.28.2011 | Books
Jane McGonigal

The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time. But more than a decade's worth of scientific research shows that gaming is actually one of the most productive ways we can spend time.

The World Bank's Gaming Play

Dev Aujla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dev Aujla

A few weeks ago, the World Bank Institute launched a social network-based game called Evoke. In short, it's a ten-week crash course in changing the world.