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Simulations, games and peace A special issue of S&G Journal

Started Mar 17, 2013 0 Replies

David Crookall, the editor of Simulation & Gaming Journal advises that there is a special issue of the journal on simulations, games, and peace. The editorial and guest editorial articles are (or…Continue

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toniya singh commented on NASAGA's event Wake Up Your Webinar with LOLA and Thiagi
"Unable to find the slides and handouts from Thiagi's LOLA hour earlier today.  Please advise."
May 4, 2016
NASAGA commented on Jegatheeswaran Manoharan's album
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Game Design Jam Session

"Looks like it was a great session. Maybe a blog post from you or an article in SIMAGES about how you organized and facilitated the event?"
May 4, 2016
NASAGA commented on NASAGA's event Wake Up Your Webinar with LOLA and Thiagi
"Thank you Toniya, we had a great time doing the session. Great group of players :-)"
May 4, 2016
toniya singh commented on NASAGA's event Wake Up Your Webinar with LOLA and Thiagi
"Dr. Thiagi is like a bag of chips.  Once you pop, you can't stop.  Thank you for a great hour!"
May 4, 2016
NASAGA replied to David C. Jones's discussion Assumptions Game
"David, Here is a quick game from Thiagi called Least preferred patient. I think you could adapt it to other settings. The game is all about assumptions. http://thiagi.net/archive/www/pfp/IE4H/august2006.html#Jolt Best regards, Chris"
Mar 30, 2016
Jegatheeswaran Manoharan commented on NASAGA's blog post The Long Game: An Approach to Game Design | Simages February 2015
"Hi Pierre, could you provide the direct link to your paper."
Mar 21, 2015
Jegatheeswaran Manoharan commented on NASAGA's blog post The Long Game: An Approach to Game Design | Simages February 2015
"Good thought. I am of the same opinion that recognizing a pattern and taking action on the pattern is where the real learning happens. But I must say that designing that type of exerience can be challenging. Any resources on how to design long games?"
Mar 21, 2015
Pierre Corbeil commented on NASAGA's blog post The Long Game: An Approach to Game Design | Simages February 2015
"Applause... As long ago as 1984, I was pointing out that time was required for games to affect learning. The participant must first learn the game, that is, how to play it, and then learn from the game. I am of the opinion that a 15 minute game…"
Feb 25, 2015
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Webinar Recording: Pursuing Playfulness With Bernie De Koven

Pursuing Playfulnesswith Bernie De KovenShaman of PlayWe all seek to use games and other learning activities to engage with the learners. Understanding and taking a playful approach will encourage participants to make the game (or learning) their own. Bernie will talk about the nature of playfulness based on many years of experience in pursuit of play. You will come away with a new sense of what it means to be playful and its potential for enhancing your games and for your life.In this session…See More
Feb 19, 2015
María Laura Angelini commented on NASAGA's blog post Keep the River Flowing | Simages August 2014
"Looks great! Congrats!!"
Aug 28, 2014
NASAGA posted a status
"August 2014 Simages is out! Conference updates and news/ http://j.mp/1oOHnI0"
Aug 15, 2014
Prof. Dr. Willy C. Kriz commented on NASAGA's blog post Special ISAGA pre-conference workshop on Debriefing Games July 3-4 2014
"Hello, we have already 3 books and one cd proceedings published and it can be ordered. In addition keynotes will be recorded and for free download. some othere resources are already for download in the mediacenter of www.isaga2014.com. further…"
Jul 4, 2014
NASAGA commented on NASAGA's blog post Special ISAGA pre-conference workshop on Debriefing Games July 3-4 2014
"Heather, I have asked Willy Kriz, the conference organizer, to post a reply on post conference resources."
Jul 3, 2014
Heather Long commented on NASAGA's blog post Special ISAGA pre-conference workshop on Debriefing Games July 3-4 2014
"Will any of the information be available after the conference ie. videos for viewing?"
Jul 3, 2014
NASAGA commented on Melissa Peterson's event #NASAGAchat - Trashing the Rule Book
"Missed #NASAGAchat? Don't worry, it is open-ended! Transcript here: https://storify.com/mwbtle/nasagachat-throwing-out-the-rulebook … Storify"
Jun 26, 2014
Ron Stadklev commented on NASAGA's blog post Special ISAGA pre-conference workshop on Debriefing Games July 3-4 2014
"Finally here someone talking about debreifing. Wish I could be there.  Ron Stadsklev"
May 29, 2014

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Sheep and Shepherd | SIMAGES September 2016

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 7:30am 0 Comments

 Sheep and Shepherd

By Becky Rice

 

Overview:

Using only a whistle, shepherds guide their flock of blind sheep into the pen. This is a challenging team building activity where each team needs to come up with a very good plan to be able to communicate nonverbally.

 

Time:

25 Minutes

 

Tools/Items required:

Blindfolds for the ‘Sheep’, Whistle for the…

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Serious Games in Graduate Nursing Education | SIMAGES September 2016

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Serious Games in Graduate Nursing Education: Considerations for Game Designers

Joshua Peery

At the NASAGA conference in 2015, Joshua Peery presented an academic poster session about his work using a game application to train healthcare workers.  This is a summary of his presentation, – Editor

 

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The Virtual Clinic Learning Environment (VCLE)…

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Get to Know Bernie DeKoven | SIMAGES September 2016

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Get to Know Bernie DeKoven

By Chris Saeger

 

Bernie DeKoven is a leading fun theorist who has shown over the course of his 45 year career how playfulness can positively affect every aspect of personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional health. He will be a keynote presenter at NASAGA 16 in Bloomington IN this October.

Many of the most important trends in games today from large scale community games to casual game apps have roots in Bernie’s…

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Balloons and Pins | SIMAGES September 2016

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 7:00am 0 Comments

 Balloons and Pins

By Becky Rice

Overview:

Quick, fun, and simple, this activity demonstrates the value of team work.  It will get everybody energized and moving around the room and excited about the training.  It can be a great opener for your team building session.

Time:

10 Minutes

Tools/Items required:

Balloons (one for each team member), Pins (one for every team member),…

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