About

John Rice is a school district technology director in Texas. He’s researched, written, presented, and blogged about educational gaming since 2006. He holds a doctorate in educational computing from University of North Texas, and a masters in educational administration from Texas A&M.

Educational Games Research Blog discusses topics related to academic research and media commentary concerning the use of video games in K-20 settings.

Contact John at j7r7 hot mail.

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Articles by John Rice on educational gaming have appeared in several publications, including:

CSTA Voice

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

Library Review

TechEdge

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Books with references to John’s work or chapters written by him include:

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition

Virtual Reality: Concepts and Applications

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

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Conferences John Rice has presented on educational gaming include:

AECT

AERA

ESC 6

FETC

TCEA

TEC-SIG

UNT TCET

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Links to Educational Games Research have appeared on several prominent sites and high profile blogs. These include:

CNN Money Small Business

The Ed Tech Crew

Early Ed Watch

Educational-Gaming.de

The Geek Show

Kotaku

GamerTell

GameSetWatch

Game Meets Girl

GamingNexus

Neuroanthropology.net

Shaping Youth

SmartMobs

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Online papers that have linked to Educational Games Research include those published in:

Technology & Learning

Academic Commons

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Awards Educational Games Research has earned include:

Blog of the Week at TopNetPix.com

Blog of the Day at WordPress.com

Number 3 on “20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning” at OnlineColleges.net

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John Rice has served in consulting roles for the following entities:

Rockdale Independent School District near Austin, Texas

John managed the largest 1 to 1 laptop program in Texas at the time for Rockdale High School.

Texas Center for Educational Technology

John wrote the curriculum (initial draft) for Texas STARgate, a statewide online professional development program for teacher technology. See the paper in the proceedings for SITE here, the ED-MEDIA paper here, and an article in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration here.

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