Hardly anyone present at the conference needed much convincing about the potential of games to delight, educate and heal. Yet that’s still not the case for the parents and policymakers who wield influence in how they’re funded or built, notes Constance Steinkuehler. The professor at the informatics department at the University of California, Irvine (and who formerly was a games advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) offered 10 studies that all skeptics—and anyone talking to them—should read and reference.
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Informatics Professor Constance Steinkuehler, best known for her pioneering social informatics research into video game culture and learning, received the Vanguard Award at this year’s 14th Annual Games for Change Festival and VR for Change Summit (G4C 2017), which was held July 31-Aug. 2, 2017 at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Vanguard Award recipients are recognized for their significant work as mentors, advocates and champions of the next generation of video game creators. Steinkuehler also delivered one of the event’s opening keynote addresses on “10 Important Findings from the Research on Games for Impact: A Look Back Over the Last Decade of Research with Constance Steinkuehler.”
Along with the game winners, the award ceremony named Constance Steinkuehler, Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, the Vanguard Award winner for her contribution to the advancement of Games for Change.
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