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Faculty Education Feedback Booth for the UW-Madison Department of Surgery

On June 6th, 2017, Brendan Eagan and Amanda Siebert-Evenstone facilitated a faculty education feedback booth at the Layton F. Rikkers Educational Retreat: Scaffolding the Development of Expertise, hosted by the Department of Surgery at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. During the feedback booth, surgical faculty and...
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Future of Learning (Or, why school can never be as good as a cool video game)

A recent Medea Vox episode showcases a conversation between David Williamson Shaffer, professor of learning science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a game scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research; Morten Misfeldt, professor in mathematics, information and technology at Aalborg University; and Daniel Spikol, assistant professor at the Department...
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“Purple State” Virtual Internships

A recent article from the College of William & Mary news showcases a collaboration between the Epistemic Games Group and Jeremy Stoddard (College of William & Mary) that developed a new internship Purple State. In Purple State, high school students play the role of interns at a fictitious political...
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New Course Helps Engineering Students Become Student Engineers

The flexibility of online classes is emphasized in a recent article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel showcasing our simulation-based engineering course. And while the course allows students to learn anywhere, anytime, it also help them develop the ability to collaborate with others to solve problems. MACROSIMs go beyond the...
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Dropping the Bomb

The power to drop nuclear weapons over the world’s largest cities has traditionally been in the hands of international military superpowers. But now, that power lies with anyone with an Internet connection. Not literally, of course. NUKEMAP, the online nuclear weapons detonation simulator, got an update this summer to...
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This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-0918409, DRL-0946372, DRL-1247262, DRL-1418288, DRL-1661036, DRL-1713110, DUE-0919347, DUE-1225885, EEC-1232656, EEC-1340402, REC-0347000), the MacArthur Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.