Lecture Content Over Lecture Technology

Source: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/students-prefer-good-lectures-over-the-latest-technology-in-class.aspx There is a lot of technology available in classrooms. First the classroom itself: Computers, document cameras, projectors, smart boards, etc. Then you have the technology for the content: CMS/LMS, youtube, powerpoint, etc. While these technologies are great, and I am in favour of using them, sometimes those technologies are not what the students are ...

Google TechTalk – Games Everywhere

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPaCwjhZ2aY The video above discusses the use of serious games and game in general. The discussion is led by Ben Sawyer and even though it was done two years ago, it is still relevant to what is going on today. The discussion is about how games go beyond the living rooms and that this can be ...

Learning to Code — For Free!

Coding is an essential part of Computer Science and also game development. Whether you are developing a serious game or not, there will definitely be coding involved. Obviously a Computer Science degree will help with learning how to code, but there are places online that you can learn for free. In fact, there are 50 ...

Stigma of Educational Games

You can’t learn anything from playing games. Games won’t teach you any real skills. Games are a distraction and even worse… games create violence! Let’s not have games be put in the classrooms. All of those sentences, I have heard at some point. Many from multiple different people. There is still this huge stigma against ...

Khan Academy – A Great Place for Online Learning

Khan Academy is another place to place take free courses online. However, these courses are not sponsored by any universities but they are still developed by people who know what they are talking about. The computer science and math sections are really well done. In the computer science section, students can learn how to program ...