ITEC 2018: Optimizing Training for Today’s Workforce

Below is a link to my paper from the 2018 International Forum for the Military and Civil Simulation, Training and Education Community (ITEC).  I spoke about the principles of Andragogy and how they naturally align to the way that games operate, and how players learn through game play. Game On!:  Optimizing…

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Your Brain on Video Games

This is one of my favorite TED Talks. It is by cognitive scientist Daphne Bavelier, and she discusses some of the positive cognitive effects of playing action video games.  So Call of Duty and Fallout are actually good for you.  Playing action video games, such as these, improves spatial recognition,…

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Allensteig: A Walk in the Woods

    We had such an amazing time participating in the NATO CPP conference in Krems an der Donnau.  Dr. Anna Kaiser was an amazing host, and we were able to talk to the participants throughout the week during informal discussions about Cultural Recon, and the benefits of game-based training for…

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NATO CPP Best Practices: Training as a force-multiplier

We were invited to speak at the NATO Cultural Property Protection Workshop being held in Krems an der Donnau, Austria from 17-19 August. It was an absolutely inspiring week, and while our talk on game-based training and Cultural Recon was well-received, we definitely gained a lot from the experience as well….

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U.S. GAO Releases Report on Cultural Property Protection of Iraqi and Syrian Antiquities

The U.S.GAO recently released a report on 15 August 2016 that details the Cultural Property Protection of Iraqi and Syrian Antiquities. “The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other groups have seized upon the conflicts in Iraq and Syria to destroy, loot, and traffic cultural property, including antiquities….

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Lets Get Serious About Games: CCHAG

  This is the question I posed to the audience at CCHAG on  9 August at Ft. Belvoir at the beginning of my talk about serious games, and Cultural Recon.  Games often get a bad rap in our society.  They’re something we do when we’re not doing the things we…

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Cultural Recon is going to CCHAG

We  have been invited to talk about game-based training at the upcoming Combatant Commander (COCOM) Cultural Heritage Action Group(CCHAG) annual meeting on 9 August at Ft. Belvoir During the meeting, we’ll be unveiling our game, Cultural Recon, to the Action Group. We are excited for the opportunity to speak at…

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