Well, the dust has finally settled. I’ve wrapped up my graduate studies (Woot!) and have completed my thesis. The middle school students and staff I worked with in my study were absolutely awesome. The kids never ceased to amaze me at how they approached the game’s challenges and how quickly they adapt to the first-person game environment. I’m also very excited that this study has served as a catalyst for advancing other game-oriented instruction in my district. As of this posting at least three other schools are looking into Dimension-M as a tool for math instruction and remediation and other teachers/administrators are warming to the idea of using games for instruction. I love my job!
Oh yeah… Here’s the link to the thesis. It’s also linked on the right of the site.