Student handbook for the ETC class that started August 28 2023.
Eric has a background in music, computer science, mathematics, instructional design, learning science, and educational games. During his time at the ETC, he worked as a programmer on PeaceMaker (peacemakergame.com), an award-winning game about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the first version of the Game Innovation Database. After graduation, Eric was on the faculty of the ETC. He was the Associate Director of the National High School Game Academy, assisted Jesse Schell for the Building Virtual Worlds class, and co-advised projects with Jiyoung Lee at ETC - Silicon Valley. Eric has a Ph.D. in educational technology from Arizona State University. His adviser was Dr. James Paul Gee. Eric did design work for Our Courts (now iCivics), Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s game-centric project to teach civics to middle school students. He was also involved in the design and development of Working Examples (workingexamples.org), a project to disseminate work-in-progress by the digital media and learning community, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For his dissertation, he created two casual video games to introduce Newtonian mechanics concepts to high school and adult age students.
Educational HistoryB.A. Music, Yale University, 1997
M.E.T., Master of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
Ph.D., Educational Technology, Arizona State University, 2014