Game On: How Four Community College Professors Spawned the CUNY Games Network

Check Out the EdSurge Digital Learning Network Let’s Go! TOP STORIES: Discover morehigher ed stories and resources Click Below to check out EdSurge HigherEd When four professors from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion. Today, more than 160 GBL researchers and practitioners contribute to the dynamic CUNY Games Network (CGN), housed within the City University of New York (CUNY), with its more than 540,000 students on 24 campuses. The network links educators across disciplines who are interested in using games and other forms of interactive teaching to improve student success. And participants are showing that gameplay is serious business: data from BMCC classes suggests…


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