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Faculty Focus Article

My contribution to the Fall 2017 Faculty Focus has been published! The Faculty Focus is a publication run by the Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Florida. This issue focuses on game design techniques being used by UCF faculty in their courses and conference presentations. My article, “There’s a Games Research Lab?” … Continue reading

ELLE: An Award-Winning Project!

The Computer Science Capstone Team we sponsored WON Best Computer Science Project at Senior Design Day at CECS for ELLE the EndLess LEarner on November 30!! We could not be prouder to have such a hard-working, excellent team to collaborate with on this amazing project! Learn more about ELLE and the rest of the team … Continue reading

ELLE the EndLess LEarner

ELLE the EndLess LEarner is the result of a collaboration including four Computer Science undergraduates, one Digital Media undergraduate, and five faculty and staff members at UCF. Our goal is to create an endless runner language-learning game that effectively, efficiently, and enjoyably helps learners acquire and practice language skills. We seek a modifiable game that … Continue reading

HASTAC “Elevator Pitch”

The 2017 HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Conference invited scholars to “hack the abstract” and submit short ~1 minute “elevator pitch” videos to promote their sessions. My co-author Dr. Rudy McDaniel suggested that we shoot our video in an elevator, and then was suddenly unable to attend our scheduled shoot. Humor … Continue reading

Interesting Connections

A colleague of mine recently shared a research-connection-making site with me. The idea behind the site is to help create new links between research topics by doing machine searches for key words on sites such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Europeana, and Flickr Commons. I added my dissertation abstract, from which it extracted … Continue reading

Serious Games and Health Conference

This is the poster I’m presenting on Friday, May 13 at the Serious Games and Health Conference.  I am interested in feedback, as I think this is a somewhat new idea/angle and I would like to work to further develop it. Comments welcome! This poster describes a method of analyzing patient education games to discern the values … Continue reading

Announcing the Final Examination of Mrs. Emily K. Johnson for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Announcing the Final Examination of Mrs. Emily K. Johnson for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Date: October 30, 2015 Time: 2:30 pm Room: CAH-192 (large conference room) Dissertation title:  Making waves, mixing colors, and using mirrors: The self-regulated learning support features and procedural rhetoric of three whole-body educational games This dissertation explores three whole-body educational … Continue reading