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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slowing down

So much for posting daily, huh? I was waylaid last night by a scintillating scotoma, which is way more fun to say or write than it is to experience. I have this happen once or twice a year, and it disturbs my vision for about half an hour, but then leaves me feeling exhausted, queasy, …

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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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first day jitters

(Where does the phrase “first day jitters” come from, actually? It seems inextricably linked with the first day of school.) So, classes start tomorrow. I think I’m ready, though there’s never been a quarter where I’ve felt 100% prepared for a class. This week I’ve been immersing myself in readings and videos and activities related …

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