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Registration is Live for the CUNY Games Conference!

Registration is open for the CUNY Games Conference, January 15-17, 2020! 

Register here:


One day
$35 for full-time faculty or other professionals
$20 for adjunct faculty
CUNY students are free; students from other institutions pay at the part-time/adjunct rate

Both day 1 and day 2
$60 for full-time faculty/professionals
$30 for adjunct faculty

Lunch is included on both day 1 and day 2.
The third day is free to all.

Our extended CFP is still open, too — submit your proposal by November 17!

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Conference Photos Are Up!

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 contactcunygames@gmail.com.