Making Games for Learning

Over the last two and a half years, a significant portion of my research work has been related to game design for learning. I do this work under the auspices of my research assistantship work with Dr. Yasmin Kafai at UPenn GSE. Four our research, I have designed and facilitated several workshops for middle and high school […]


The summer has been a nice respite from an otherwise busy academic year. Perhaps what is unique about it is the amount of quiet time I’ve had to sit with ideas, develop and respond to questions and try things out. For example, one day I spent nearly twelve hours working on some sample Scratch projects […]

Digitizing Syllabi

After being away from Blackboard and other digital course management software for a few years, I was introduced to Canvas in September. While Canvas and Blackboard seem to fulfill some requirements like hosting documents, facilitating online discussions and e-mail/announcements to the entire class and sub-groups, they don’t go far enough for me. I think an […]