Books on Games, Virtual Worlds, Simulations, Cognitive Studies, and Performance Improvement

In the cue-

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal


Neuromancer by William Gibson; an old science fiction/cyberpunk book, but where much of the thinking on VR/VWs got started. I guess Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson would come next.


The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education by Karl Kapp

Fun Inc.: Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century by Tom Chatfield

Infinite Reality by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson
Note: great book. Well worth the read. Will post a blog once I digest my thoughts on this.

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration (Essential Knowledge Resource (Pfeiffer)) by Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll

Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for Online Instruction (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) by Clark Aldrich

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Archive for March, 2011

We at the CUNY School of Professional Studies along with our development partners took second place in the Federal Virtual World’s Challenge run by the US Army Research Laboratory-Simulation and Training Technology Center based in Orlando, FL. Each year they give out awards to the best of the best among implementations as demonstrated in a virtual environment. […]

Will the USA be a Fox or Hedehog?

I  had a conversation with my Father the other day who was lamenting to  me the current economic situation: high unemployment, the plethora of inexpensive goods from China, and the hollowing out of our manufacturing base. To a certain extent, the American psyche appears to be in a collective malaise of self doubt and unclear about […]

‘It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery I am currently reading Brain Rules by John Medina, a great book about how the mind works (at least based on current research which he says is still somewhat limited). This got […]

Just In Time, Just Enough, Just for You

Just watched an outstanding TED Talk ( given by Salman Khan of the Khan Academy. Not only was the presentation brilliantly delivered, but the concepts and results they are achieving are phenomenal. Take 20 minutes out of your day to watch this: This is what I am talking about. Education that is just enough, just […]

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