Games That Teach CS 328
This is the official course website for Games That Teach, CS 328,
taught by Ira Fay and Tim Zimmerman at
Hampshire College in Spring 2017.
The most important documents for this class are the syllabus
and weekly schedule. They contain useful information, and you are
expected to know what they contain.
Class Sessions: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm - 3:50pm, FPH 101
Professors: Ira Fay, (413) 559-6844, ASH 216, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Zimmerman, (413) 559-6621, ASH 136, email@example.com
Ira: By appointment. A sign up sheet is available
Tim: Tues 2-4pm; Wed 10a-12p. You must sign up at http://timzim.youcanbook.me.
Course Email List: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the weekly schedule for details about due dates. Links to the
readings are available below. If you have other suggestions for readings, please email
Ira and Tim!
Reading 01 - Innovating pedagogy 2016 (pages 7-11)
Reading 02 - How People Learn, Chapter 1
You can download the full PDF for free at this
03 - Wiggins & McTighe 2005 - Intro Chapter 1 UbD.pdf
Design, Introduction and Chapter 1 (Backward Design)
04 - Annetta Minogue et al 2009.pdf
Investigating the impact of video games on high
school students' engagement and learning about genetics
05 - Clark et al, IJ of STEM Ed 2015.pdf
Disciplinary integration of digital games
for science learning
06 - Gaydos ER 2015.pdf
Seriously Considering Design in Educational Games
07 - O'Rourke et al CHI 2014 - games rewards mindset.pdf
Brain Points: A Growth
Mindset Incentive Structure Boosts Persistence in an Educational Game
08 - Prestopnik & Crowston ACM 2012.pdf
Purposeful Gaming & Socio-Computational
Systems: A Citizen Science Design Case
09 - Young et al RER 2012 - games for ed review.pdf
Our Princess is in Another
Castle: A Review of Trends in Serious Gaming for Education
Project details will be posted here when they are available.
Project 2 Teams
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We will put all the supplemental readings in this shared
to Future Educational Game Designers
Analog Game Supplies (ask Ira for
what you need)
If you want to know about Game Development at Hampshire and in the Five
Colleges, join the Game
Development email list. You may also want to join the
Jam email lists. Programmers might want to join the
Science list, and artists might want to join the
list. In fact, you might just want to
browse all the lists at Hampshire and
find lists that appeal to you.
We are fortunate that the Hampshire library has an ever-growing
collection of board
games and digital games. Students, staff, and faculty members have access to
this great resource. Please make use of it, and feel free to give feedback to
Ira on your experience.
GlowLime Games is a student group focused on facilitating game development among
students in the Five College area. They are an amazing resource, and anyone
interested in game development should check them out. You can pitch your own
ideas and/or contribute to other games.
Valley Game Developers (PVGD)
The Pioneer Valley Game Developers (PVGD) meetup group is another great resource
and community for game developers in the area.
The Quarters is an incredible arcade +
restaurant. They have my full support, and their food is excellent and
reasonably priced. If anyone beats my
high score on Arkanoid, please let me
For some projects or just general fun, it may be useful for you to be aware
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