Mailing List

To make it easier to share information, discuss key research concerns and network with similarly-minded scholars, we have set up a mailing list with Google Groups. The group is private, but open to subscription for any researcher interested in studying the use of game design elements in non-game contexts. So if that fits your bill, please join! (Upon subscription, you will be asked to briefly state your research involvement in the topic.)

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  1. I am seeking a grant proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation who has experience in research on gamification, badges, and who may also be comfortable reviewing other types of proposals supporting projects (like robotics) used in afterschool and other informal education contexts.  If you are interested, please send me an email (and vita) to
    The grant review session is upcoming in March and would require travel to the Washington, DC area. 

    Otherwise, if you interested in the Advances in Informal Science Learning program, which supports a variety of research and development on learning science and technology outside the classroom, please contact me.

    Bob Russell