Category Archives: Higher Education

Roleplaying “The Expanse,” SSICSIM style

I was doing a web search for material on The Expanse, the science fiction book and SyFy television series, when I came across the SSICSIM site. SSICSIM stands for Secondary School Interactive Crisis Simulation. Founded in 2011, it is an … Continue reading

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John Eric Holmes (1930-2010), Confessions of a Dungeon Master (1980)

It just came to my attention that it is impossible to find this article any more. It appeared in Psychology Today back in 1980, and the only way to get it is to go to the Microforms. The digital version … Continue reading

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Arthurian Role-Playing in Higher Education

At a 2013 conference, Alex Mueller gave a fascinating presentation on his use of role-playing by students on a class blog using the lens of Arthurian fiction. The conference was the University of Massachusetts at Boston’s annual teaching and learning … Continue reading

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