Game Design Classes in Dubrovnik, Spring 2015

This spring in Dubrovnik, I’ll be offering the first two classes in the “Games for Tourism” minor/concentration: Introduction to Interactive Media (IGME-110), and Game Design & Development I (IGME-220). These classes are ideal for non-technical students who want to start to learn about games and media. They will be followed in the 2015-2016 academic year …

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adio, acmt!

It’s hard to believe that the quarter has ended. I submitted my grades online this week, as per RIT’s usual process. Usually, that’s the moment where I can celebrate the discharge of my responsibilities for the quarter. (Well, except for handling the complaints after the fact.) But here in Dubrovnik, where our campus gives both …

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curation vs creation (or translation)

This quarter, I’m teaching a class called Technology Transfer. Though the title doesn’t make it obvious, it’s primarily about innovation, diffusion of innovation, and implementing technological change in organizations. I’m finding that a great deal of interesting and relevant information for the students is in videos that are available online. Which means I have a …

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conquering the classroom

So far, I’m surviving the first few days of class, and am starting to get a better feel for both the material and the students. Some of the students are already memorable, and it’s already clear who the class clowns and troublemakers are, as well as the “shiny pennies” who are already on top of …

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working (out)

Today was supposed to be a work day, because I’m starting to panic a bit about being ready for classes on Monday. I’m teaching two classes that I haven’t taught before, and while the topic areas are things I’m knowledgeable about, I’m having the experience I always have when trying to teach from someone else’s …

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the expats come marching in

I arrived earlier than most of the RIT faculty teaching this quarter, because I wanted time to settle in before classes started. But the Rochesterians are starting to arrive this week, and it’s fun to see a community starting to emerge. This morning I went to ACMT start settling into my office, which I’ll be …

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because it’s there

I’ve had quite a day today–nearly all of it wonderful. I’m exhausted, though, so this won’t be as long a post as it might otherwise be. (My Fitbit, which won’t last much longer since I forgot to bring the charger, says I walked just under 20K steps, nearly 8 miles, and climbed the equivalent of …

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