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Matthew Farber

Matthew Farber

Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy; Game-Based Learning Author

Matthew Farber, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in the Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy program at the University of Northern Colorado. His research is at the intersection of teacher education, learning technologies, and game-based learning.

Dr. Farber is a former classroom teacher who led the way in bringing games to the classroom, as an academic on the topic and as an author about the implementation of games in the classroom. He has been invited to the White House and to keynote for UNESCO, and he has been interviewed about games and learning by NPR, Fox News Radio, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

With Karen Schrier, Ed.D., he co-authored the UNESCO MGIEP working paper, The Limits and Strengths of Using Digital Games as “Empathy Machines.” Dr. Farber’s book, Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning — Revised Edition (Peter Lang, 2017) features a foreword from USA Today’s Greg Toppo. Dr. Farber is also the co-editor of Game Jam Guide (Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press, 2017). His latest book, Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games (Peter Lang, 2018), has a foreword from James Paul Gee.

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