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2012 Spring Issue 7 (May 18, 2012)

Columnists

  • Stuart John Urback

    Urback: Games on the Horizon

    Games are naturally interdisciplinary.  Understandings of literature, math, history, science, and human behavior are all important, respected ways of engaging with games.  A game designer must be competent in a field that is available at Carleton, but they must use their understanding of the field to both engage students about games and use games to engage students within their field.

  • Michael Goodgame

    The Learning Revolution

    Recently, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times published an article entitled “Come the Revolution,” which detailed the benefits of a new approach to education – online teaching.  Friedman has a lot of good to say about Coursera, a new website that allows anyone to sign up for classes taught at elite colleges.

  • Griffin Johnson

    Johnson’s Advice: Nintendo Hard

    This is the reflective essay from my writing portfolio. I wrote a paper for Thabiti Willis’s Medieval West Africa course that was a fabricated folktale from eleventh-century Mali. It was an absolutely ridiculous assignment that I more or less boiled down to “try to be Chinua Achebe” and worked outwards from there.

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