The Center for Learning and Teaching Newsletter Teaching News

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Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

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New Chalk Talk

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I’ve recently returned home from my fantastic visit to the American University in Cairo, and I got off the plane to find an email waiting from a recent AUC graduate. This graduate noted that he’d been particularly caught by the idea of merging a passion in games with a career, and he wanted to ask if I had any advice for how to get started. This is one of my favorite questions to answer: it’s been an unexpected journey from growing up playing video games (often to all hours of the night, and without much regard for my actual homework) and reading novels to talking about the creativity games can embody for exploring ideas here at AUC.