The Digital Life – Episode 2

by Dirk on October 14th, 2010 - Comments (1)

This week’s theme is Games and Learning.

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Links to topics mentioned in this podcast:

Opening Segment
Involution Studios Boston
Rhode Island School of Design
Harmonix Music Systems

It’s News to Me
Windows Phone 7 Debuts
Google Tests Cars That Drive Themselves
Google Invests in Silly Shweeb
Marissa Mayer Goes Local
Apple Shares Top $300
Facebook Shares Split 5-to-1
Facebook + Bing Partner on Social Search
Rumours of an AOL-Yahoo Merger
Web 2.0 Points of Control Map
Medal of Honor Video Game Released
The Social Network a Commercial, Critical Success

Bull Session – Games and Learning
Bert Snow
Muzzy Lane Software
Making History
ClearLab Project
Middlebury College
Middlebury Interactive Languages

Dave Gray
Smart Things/Mike Kuniavsky
Nike Networked Running Community
Scrabble for iPad
Angry Birds
Plants vs. Zombies

Matthew Scrivner
Republic of Rome
Matt using Diplomacy in the classroom
Musical Chairs
Machiavelli/The Prince
Sun Tzu/The Art of War
Skinner Box
James Carse/Finite and Infinite Games
American Psycho
Battlestar Galactica Board Game
Dragon Age
Wii Remote Controller

Dirk Knemeyer
Jesse Schell
Jesse Schell/DICE 2010 Presentation
Tales of the Arabian Nights

Closing Segment
Richard Saul Wurman

Episode 2 Credits
Guest – Bert Snow
Guest – Dave Gray
Guest – Matthew Scrivner

Host & Director – Dirk Knemeyer
Co-Host & Producer – Jonathan Follett
Technical Support – Eric Benoit
Original Music – Ian Dorsch

One Response to “The Digital Life – Episode 2”

  1. Jim Long says:

    Thanks for covering your topics in a way that is comprehensible to a layman. I was especially interested in the closing remarks on education: that people learn best through their interests, because it creates a passion. It also automatically answers the question “Why do I need to learn this?” It also proves the quantum nature of the universe: that everything is connected — in this case through the hyperlink. I have believed in the concept of “inquiry-based learning” ever since I first saw the term appear somewhere in a Paul Allen website. I know as a student, if I am not interested, I don’t care. If I am interested, I become obsessed and little else matters. Now I can makes sense of the mass of data that is out there.

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