Thanks, Happy Holidays, & Publishing Hiatus

Dec 17, 10 Thanks, Happy Holidays, & Publishing Hiatus

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One month ago (yesterday) Play the Past went live.  It was a project that I had been nursing for some time, and I quite honestly had no idea how it would be received.  I knew that the model of a collaboratively contributed and lightly edited blog worked (based on my involvement with ProfHacker).  I also know that there was were...

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Holiday Play

Dec 17, 10 Holiday Play

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The semester is winding down, and the Christmahanukwanzaakah is almost upon us.  Assignments have been submitted (and received), last lectures have been delivered (or attended), and (hopefully) grading is nearing completion.  Everyone around the Play the Past offices is looking forward to a much deserved break in which (among...

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Project Diary: Red Land/Black Land

Dec 15, 10 Project Diary: Red Land/Black Land

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For years, researchers have discussed the educational potential of digital games within learning environments (either formal or informal).  It’s only relatively recently that those discussions have started to bear fruit in the form of robust serious game development and (more importantly) published research.   The problem...

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Welcome to Play the Past

Nov 17, 10 Welcome to Play the Past

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I’m very happy to welcome everyone to the official launch of Play the Past – a project that has been brewing under the radar for longer than I care to admit.  At its core, Play the Past is a collaboratively edited and authored blog dedicated to thoughtfully exploring and discussing the intersection of cultural...

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