Following on last week’s announcement of StoriumEdu’s launch, today we’re proud to announce that Dr. Matthew Farber, Ed.D. has joined our team as an advisor.
A leading thinker on the use of games in education, Matt is Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. His research is at the intersection of teacher education, learning technologies, and game-based learning. He ponders how educators use games in their classrooms to grant students agency while also teaching skills of empathy, design, and systems thinking.
Matt has been invited to the White House, to keynote for UNESCO, and he has been interviewed about games and learning by NPR, Fox News Radio, EdSurge, The Denver Post, USA TODAY and The Wall Street Journal. He is a UNESCO MGIEP Scientific Advisory Board Member, an Edutopia blogger, a Certified BrainPOP Educator, and he is in the iCivics Educator Network. With Karen Schrier, Ed.D., he co-authored the UNESCO MGIEP working paper, The Limits and Strengths of Using Digital Games as Empathy Machines.
He is the author of the books Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning (2017, revised edition) and Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games (2018), and is co-editor of The Game Jam Guide (2017).
Matt brings to StoriumEdu a wealth of knowledge and perspective on game-based learning. We’re excited and proud to be working with him in using the power of play make writing more engaging, motivating, and fun for today’s students!
– Follow @MatthewFarber on Twitter
– Visit Matt’s homepage