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K-State Today

March 12, 2013



Gaming and Virtual Environments Group meeting Wednesday featuring speaker Nathan Bean

By Rosemary Talab

Nathan Bean, coordinator in the department of computing and information sciences, will speak at the next K-State Gaming and Virtual Environments Group meeting on "Exploring the Pedagogy of Video Games." The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in 342 Bluemont Hall.

Bean has embraced a multidisciplinary approach for project courses, drawing talent from across the university — combining the efforts of students in computing science, architecture, art, creative writing and psychology in developing unique game projects. 

Currently he is leading development efforts on an educational agricultural simulation game funded by the National Science Foundation. Also he coordinates the INSIGHT GK-12 Project, which places graduate students from computing and information sciences and biological and agricultural engineering as visiting experts in K-12 classrooms across the state.

You can find Bean online at http://personal.wellspringwebdesign.com/, http://www.refactoringeducation.com, or course blog: http://xnactly.com.