Category Archives: In the News


Serious Games for Serious Issues

As I expect is true of many folks, I am for sure still processing the results of our recent presidential election. As I work toward my own next steps I appreciate this post over on the Prof Hacker blog by good friend of the CUNY Games Network Anastasia Salter, which reviews several games about the election, politics, and more. Check it out over on Prof Hacker:

6 Games for Talking about the Election, by Anastasia Salter

EdSurge News Reports on the CUNY Games Network

The following was published on Ed Surge News. Follow the link at the bottom of this reprint to find the original publication.

By George Lorenzo Sep 13, 2016

When four professors from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion. Today, more than 160 GBL researchers and practitioners contribute to the dynamic CUNY Games Network (CGN), housed within the City University of New York (CUNY), with its more than 540,000 students on 24 campuses.

The network links educators across disciplines who are interested in using games and other forms of interactive teaching to improve student success. And participants are showing that gameplay is serious business: data from BMCC classes suggests that when students have fun learning they appear to have more meaningful learning experiences. …

Read the rest of the article on EdSurge

Revolutionary Learning Conference–Register By Next Tuesday 7/5

Dear CUNY friends,

The CUNY Games Network is teaming up with Excelsior College to bring you another Games Conference this August, and if you register by Tuesday July 5th, all CUNY members can attend for only $150. But you must register by next Tuesday night. See the full announcement below.


The CUNY Games Network Directors (Joe Bisz, Kathleen Offenholley, Rob Duncan, Carlos Hernandez, Julie A. S. Cassidy, Maura Smale, and Deborah Sturm).

Join the revolution!- and register for this Revolutionary Learning 2016 Inspiration and Collaboration through Games Conference, this August 17-19 2016 at the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, just up the road from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Participate in CUNY led sessions by Joe Bisz and Kathleen Offenholley (BMCC), Rob Duncan (York College), Deborah Sturm (Staten Island), as well as Lee Sheldon of The Multiplayer Classroom, Nick Fortugno from Parsons and Diner Dash fame, Dr. Michael Levine from Sesame Street Workshop, and a host of other speakers, including hands on sessions.
You will be able to participate in a small learning team and build your own onsite game to be pitched in the closing award ceremonies moderated by NYU professor and start designer Eric Zimmerman. Additionally, a Revolutionary New York Game Arcade will allow attendees time to play educational games, speak with designers, and see live demos from cutting edge independent companies incubated by three of the country’s top universities: NYU, RPI and RIT.Register by Tuesday at midnight for only $150 –a savings of $300! off the regular price–by contacting Conference Chair Dr. David Seelow, directly at his email (or calling 518-608-8242 if you cannot email).