resources and items he sends out, he sends out under the name of the Games and Simulations Network. He is the voice of the Games and Simulations network. Whenever there is: a YouTube presentation of professional development opportunities from the Games and Simulations Network; a rapid response to events taking place in the world that could have an impact on this space; or when the #Metagame Book Club is meeting to discuss their latest read on Google Hangout, Chris is the VOICE. Aside from providing the voice for the #Metagame Book Club, he spends countless hours helping to develop and organize the various book discussions. As part of the Games and Simulations network, he was the first to present on economies and virtual currencies. His loot boxes blog on ISTE was the first to address how the public and even state legislatures were starting to view them as gambling. He, along with other ISTE Games and Simulations members, was the first group to do an Escape Room and Escape Room Training at an ISTE Conference. And aside from these accomplishments, he handles the yearly tasks of organizing the Games and Simulations Playground and
Games Nite at the ISTE Conference.
His advocacy for games and simulations isnâ€™t limited to the ISTE GSN. He has presented his work with AR mobile simulations and mixed reality for Career Technical Education in 2017 at the Teaching, Colleges and Community International Conference, the eLearning Consortium of Colorado and the Colorado Learning and Technology meeting. He has collaborated for the last five years with ISTE Virtual Environment Network. He has been a presenter and staffed a table for the ISTE Mobile Learning Networkâ€™s Mobile Megashare and livestreamed the Mobile Learning Quest in San Antonio which he also helped design. Chris writes about his advocacy. He has authored a chapter in the upcoming Learning, Education, and Games Volume 3 on World of Warcraft and Accounting. He co-authored book chapters on Alternate Reality Games in business classes and using virtual worlds to teach accounting. It is an honor to work with him and be able to write this as he receives this well-deserved award.
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