James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee of Arizona State University recently spoke at the University of Arizona, which (as of my graduation this weekend) will soon be my alma mater. The title of the talk is “Embodied Situated Learning and Digital Media,” but in layman’s terms it’s really about how young learners respond to specialized language in different situations.

Gee is brilliant and engaging. His book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy was one of the things that inspired me to return to school to study educational gaming, and I find myself consulting it again and again.

I was present at this talk, and I ask a question at about 49 minutes in, but you can’t really hear me. No matter, because I’m not the one worth hearing.