My name is Alex and I enjoy board games, like Scrabble and Backgammon, and the competitiveness of games like tennis and racquetball. Though I don't play many games online...still I see great value in harnessing the stickiness of games in learning situations, and love what I have read about flow and fiero. I am curious about platforms for creating learning games, simulations, and other games that might be used in a traditional or online classrooms. I look forward to learning about some of the games du jour, and seeing how they are being used in education. I also come from a mapping background, so I am especially interested in location-based games.
If you like maps or educational technology, let's connect on Twitter. My account is @geoparadigm.