Games and Simulations Network

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The Games and Simulations Network is dedicated to understanding and advancing the use, integration, design, development and evaluation of games, simulations and virtual environments for learning and teaching.


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  • Step Into the Halls of Story

    Join us for a livestream and if you want to come into Second Life, a tour of Fantasy Faire  at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT. We'll be meeting at the Halls of Story. 

    The Halls of Story is where the Literary Festival of this year takes place.  It also features the docks for the dragon-borne party ship Fairechylde, where the Fairelanders gather to dance the night away!
    SLURL https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halls%20of%20Story/119/116/87
  • Ethics & Games Webinar

    On Sunday, April 29 at 7 pm ET we had have our Games & Ethics hangout with Sherry Jones @autnes our monthly webinar which will be on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (2014). The game won the Best Game Innovation Award at 2015 British Academy Games Award (BAFTA).

    Hangout Link https://youtu.be/AqNTECMDIJQ
  • Passion for Truth: Trusting Information in the Fake News Era

    Join VCARA at San Jose State University for their 9th Annual VCARA Conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6pm-8:30pm SLT (Second Life Time/Pacific). This year’s theme is Passion for Truth: Trusting Information in the Fake News Era.

Community Blogs

  • Help Wanted We’re looking for Games & Sims network volunteers and leadership members for next year 2018 -2019. For our network we need people who want to help with creating and distributing social media, doing professional development facilitation ...

  • Our Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues from the Metagame Book Club and ISTE Games and Simulations has been nominated for 2018 eLearning Consortium of Colorado’s People’s Choice Learning Technologies Team Award .  Please share ...

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  • Hello Everyone! Here is our Virtual Connected Educator for the Games & Sims network. A little recognition for the ISTE Games & Sims Network Our Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues from the Metagame Book Club and ISTE Games and ...

  • Hello Everyone! Here’s the ISTE Games & Sims Network’s Weekly Virtual Educator Help Wanted Lauren is looking for recommendations on the Best Educational Virtual Reality Systems for K-8 Students . Which is so appropriate considering ...

  • Help Wanted A couple of our members have done a call for some help. If you can help - please jump into the community and respond! Don is looking for classes between 5th and 8th grade to play a serious game on computational thinking for his thesis ...