University of Wisconsin-Madison
Donald Bren Hall 5011 (Bldg. 314)
About the Speaker: Kurt Squire is a Romnes Professor of Digital Media in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, and Co-Director of the Games+Learning+Society Center in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Squire is the author or editor of three books, and over 75 scholarly publications on learning with technology. Squire has directed several game-based learning projects, ranging from ARIS, a tool for place-based mobile app development, to ProgenitorX, a game about saving the world from zombies through stem cell technology. Squire’s research has been supported by nearly $10 million in grants and gifts from the MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institute for Health, The Gates Foundation, the Department of Education, The AMD Foundation, and Microsoft. Squire is also a co-founder of joystick101.org, a former columnist for Computer Games magazine, and a former Montessori teacher. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two sons.
Squire’s research interests are in the design of learning environments with digital technologies to support systemic change. His particular interest is in game-based learning, particularly on mobile devices. He is the author or editor of three books, and over 75 scholarly publications on learning with technology.