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Raymond A. Kimball, EdD is an education professional with years of experience in game-based learning and collaborative professional development that meets the needs of diverse teams. Ray founded 42 Education Games Coaching and Design in 2020 so he could continue his dream of serving higher education faculty by helping them harness the power of game-based pedagogy. In that role, Ray works with higher education faculty to adapt existing games or design new ones to meet the needs of diverse classrooms.
A 20+ year veteran of the United States Army, Ray taught history for ten years at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point and integrated game-based learning from the very beginning. He used games in every single course he taught to help students better grasp difficult concepts and develop a sense of historical empathy. He advocated for game-based learning and introduced the Reacting to the Past methodology there, where it is now used in the core freshman Western History course. While on faculty, he brought in multiple gaming experts to showcase the varied ways that game-based pedagogy can change students’ lives.
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- Proposed guest: Mark Carnes
- Recommended book: Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past
- Favorite game: Deus Ex
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