New Academic Journal: The Computer Game Education Review

June 30, 2009 -

Via Water Cooler Games comes word that a new academic journal dealing with video games and education is in the works.

The Computer Game Education Review will be edited by Stephen Jacobs (left), a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (and, we're proud to say, a longtime GamePolitics reader). A blurb on the publisher's website describes what the new journal is all about:

CGER will be a peer-reviewed academic publication addressing issues that concern the teaching of game design and development including, but not limited to, curriculum organization, teaching techniques (e.g., conceptual vs. exemplary), game typology, societal impact, economic and commercial issues, legal aspects, and student evaluation that are of interest to faculty and institutions involved in the education and training of future game developers.


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Re: New Academic Journal: The Computer Game Education Review

I think it would be interesting to note that games or simulators have helped people with their phobias, trained our military and educate young kids be help them read and write. Games can't simply be pointed at for violence. In the news all you see is mostly bad things happening in your neighborhood and they aren't blamed for showing it on TV. When COD MW3 came out i sold a bunch though my cpa programs i'd like to some of these game reports and whats included in them.

Re: New Academic Journal: The Computer Game Education Review

Hmm, sounds interesting.... I wonder how it will turn out though.

There are so many schools that "teach" game design without actually having any faculty that's actually, ya know, done it professionally. It's kind of scary to think that the dfinitive source for gaming education might have articles written by those places.

I am not saying the guy listed is one of those, I don't recognise him so I can't comment on his knowledge. But I am saying I hope they are careful about who they let write for them.

Re: New Academic Journal: The Computer Game Education Review

The idea behind a Peer Reviewed Journal is for any doctor, researcher, or scientist to publish the methodology and results of their studies or experimentsso that they can be reviewed and validated by other s in the same or similar fields of study.

This isn't just some magazine, it is a tool to better ensure the accuracy of scientific findings.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: New Academic Journal: The Computer Game Education Review

So how long until the enemies of gaming claim that "peer" is another word for "communist?" ;D

But seriously, it's good that gaming finally has a definitive source for academic legitimacy; I'm assuming "social impact" covers anything like a "do games cause violence?" study, and peer reviewing will clear up any issues with methodology before the results get published.  Not to mention general education on gaming is always useful.

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