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Asi Burak on Learning from Video Games

How video games became an instructional tool.

Date: March 17, 2017

By: Asi Burak

Podcast #: 17-11

Price: Free!

 

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Synopsis

Good news! All that time you've spent playing video games is actually good for you. Asi Burak, coauthor, along with Laura Parker, of Power Play: How Video Games Can Change the World, is here to talk about how playing video games can be beneficial to learning as well as what other companies should be learning from the video game industry.

About the Author(s)

Asi Burak is a veteran of the videogame and tech industries, and an award-winning executive producer. He is currently the CEO of Power Play and also the Chairman of the influential industry organization Games for Change (G4C), which produces the largest gaming event in NYC, the annual Games for Change Festival. Prior to serving as G4C's President from 2010 to 2015, Asi co-founded and led Impact Games, the creators of PeaceMaker and Play the News (acquired by Hybrid Learning Systems in 2010). He is also a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design for Social Innovation and holds a Master of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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