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RPG Gender Bias Research Stage 2 - Status Update
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 15, 2015 last modified Feb 02, 2018 02:41 PM — filed under: , ,
Just a quick update to let folks know where I am at on this project....
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ADD/ADHD Classroom Modifications: Gamification - Competitive vs. Cooperative
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 19, 2016 last modified Nov 13, 2018 04:25 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
This is a less formal, discussion posting. Not really cleaned up, since I have other deadlines looming where I need to focus my time. But I wanted to post it while thinking about it, before it gets buried by other projects. It is a slightly lengthy, not quite essay, regarding my concerns about the recommendations for "gamification" of instruction in the classroom, especially competitive versus cooperative. It is posted more as a forum discussion request. I look forward to everyone's comments. At the time of this posting I was taking an elective course in Teaching Youth & Teens with ADD / ADHD & Executive Function (EF) Deficits. Basically how to understand and provide appropriate adaptations when teaching this population group. Part of the course includes online discussions. I thought I would save for discussion outside of the classroom, my postings of related topics. I welcome feedback from others...
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Now Adding RPG-related Research Documents Daily
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 31, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
Now that the 2,000+ blog postings are finished being copied over from the old site, I am now moving the hundreds of various research articles, abstracts, etc...
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Game to Grow Episode 1
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Join the live broadcast Monday, July 11th, 5:00 pm Pacific time. The first episode in the monthly series on the benefits and uses of games...
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Maine State Senator Playing Orc on World of Warcraft Elected Despite Opponents Attacks On Her Gaming Hobby
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 03:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Colleen Lachowicz, Democrat for Maine state senate, won despite attacks claiming concern over her "fitness for office" due to her online "disturbing alter ego". These attacks from her opposition were targeting her online gaming in World of Warcraft...
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Game Master Therapist & Game Master Instructor
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 05, 2005 last modified Aug 14, 2015 04:51 PM — filed under: , ,
If indicated viable from the research results of all the previous steps, define the requirements for a Game Master Therapist (GMT) or Game Master Instructor (GMI) in applying a role-playing game therapeutic or educational module.
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Create Adventure Modules for Specific Client Needs, such as PTSD, Depression, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery, and others
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 02, 2004 last modified Aug 14, 2015 04:54 PM — filed under: , ,
Experiment with creating “adventure modules” specifically designed to address targeted population needs such as socialization issues between different groups.
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Why Do Tabletop RPGs Have Such a Gender Ratio Imbalance? What Can Be Done to Improve the Balance?
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 01, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 07:47 PM — filed under: , ,
This topic has come up so many times in so many locations, I wanted to try to (eventually) get enough insights, to begin having some direction for some targeted research to attempt some kind of genuine answer. Until then, just some thoughts and suggestions about the possible reasons why, and also suggestions as to what might help bring more balance?
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"Knock it off" Shows and Writers Still Perpetuating Negative RPG Gamer Stereotypes, Even in Webisodes
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 02, 2012 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:37 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
As Mike Rugnetta, host of the PBS Idea Channel, said to the writers of Big Bang Theory, that keep perpetuating all the negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers, "Knock it off." A challenge to writers to try something different.
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Update correlative and meta-research information regarding role-playing gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 31, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 07:30 PM — filed under: , ,
Most of the existing research on role-playing gamers is dated from the 1980's and early 1990's. As an initial significant first step for the RPG Research Project, bring the correlative and meta-analysis data up to date.
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