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Board Gaming with Education

Feb 10, 2020

In this episode of Board Gaming with Education, Dustin sits down with Christienne Hinz, who he met at IndieCade, an independent games festival over the Summer. Christienne is a history professor at Southern Illinois University where she incorporates gamification and world-building elements into the classes she teaches. The two discuss the challenges of introducing game-based learning to a classroom and share tips on effectively implementing such programs. An avid DnD player, Christienne also shares her path to getting into games based education, meeting members of the pre-existing gamification community, and her hesitation to start the process of introducing games to her large classrooms. We also learn a few fun facts about Christienne on the way.

  • Update from Board Gaming with Education- events and programs - 00:15
  • Our sponsor for this episode is "Facing Off!" - 1:47
  • Who is Christienne Hinz? - 3:07
  • Finding Time to Game - 6:23
  • Designing a Gamified Course - 9:54
  • Getting Started with Christienne's Gamified Course - 17:11
  • Difficulties When Designing a Gamified Course - 26:43
  • What do Games Teach Our Students? - 32:10
  • Last Words of Advice: Start Small, Scale Up - 38:31
  • Christienne's Desert Island Questionnaire - 40:23

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Thank you to Purple Planet Music for the wonderful contribution of their song "Retro Gamer" for our Interview Segment. This song can be found in full on this music archive. Also, thank you to Kevin MacLeod ( for his creative commons 4.0 contribution of "Getting it Done."

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