EdTech and Learning Sciences are hot issues for practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors. But too often they operate in isolation from one another. The goal of Gedankenspiele – thought games, word play, imaginations – is to make research findings from some of the current ed tech issues available to those who use technology to teach their students, those who design and build new ed tech solutions, and those who invest into these endeavors. Jan L. Plass is a Professor at New York University, where he directs the CREATE Lab.
- Handbook of Game-based Learning (MIT Press)The Handbook of Game-based Learning, edited by Jan L. Plass, Richard E. Mayer, and Bruce D. Homer, is a comprehensive introduction to the latest research and theory on learning and instruction with computer games.
- Screen Time in an Era of Social IsolationThe focus on Screen Time is counterproductive, especially now that our familiar ways of life are being interrupted. We should instead focus on Screen Content.
- CrushStations, a Game to Train Working MemoryCrushStations is a game designed to train working memory, a subskill of executive functions.