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 August, 2011

Sleepover for a Thousand

For the past 4 years I have been Project Director for Coastal Storm Plan Training, based at the City University of New York School of Professional Studies. With both classroom and online courses, we trained over 25,000 City storm staff and volunteers for their responsibilities in the emergency sheltering system for New York City. I […]

Earthquake in NYC!

Among the natural disasters that might strike the NYC area, earthquakes rank very low on the list of probability. So it was startling yesterday when I felt that rocking motion. There was no construction going on, and the rocking was steady and all encompassing. As I work in emergency preparedness and response training in the […]

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