We’re delighted to share the call for proposals for CUNY Games Conference 6.0, to be held January 15-17, 2020 at the City University of New York. Please visit our conference website to submit your proposal, and feel free to share far and wide!
The CUNY Games Network is pleased to announce that all archival materials from CGC 2019 (proceedings, photos, etc.) are now posted. To view the archive, visit https://gamesconf2019.commons.gc.cuny.edu/archive/
Special shoutout to Rob Duncan for taking the lead on this task.
On this lovely snow day, consider taking a moment to check out the photos from CUNY Games Conference 5.0, now available on Flickr. Click “Photostream” to view: https://www.flickr.com/people/115638344@N05/
In other news, the CGN inbox is feeling particularly void of blog submissions right now. Are you doing something interesting with game-based learning? If so, we’d like to read about it. If writing a full blog entry seems daunting, consider sending a couple sentences about a class idea, game, or resource you think our members would be interested in (even simple tips and tricks are fine). I’ll either feature these in one post or as a series if there is enough response.
Here’s one to kick us off:
Right now I am working on a mid-semester “escape the classroom” activity for my music survey course. One of my locks has four numbers, so I will provide a photo of many instruments with the words “Brass Percussion Woodwinds Strings” at the bottom. The students need to count the instruments in the photo and demonstrate understanding of instrument families to determine the correct combination to open the lock (7 brass, 4 percussion, 0 woodwinds, etc.). The entire activity will consist of small tasks like this, requiring some cleverness but a low degree of mental investment to plan. Perhaps I’ll write a longer entry on the result when it’s finished…hoping it is a success!
Are you interested in being featured on the CGN website? If so, submit a blog post or short paragraph on any topic related to GBL in higher ed., and/or send links/descriptions of your blogs to email@example.com.