Ryan Schaaf

Ryan Schaaf

Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Gaming and Society: An Honors Course for the Future

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Ryan Schaaf is an associate professor of Educational Technology at Notre Dame of Maryland University and a faculty member in the Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology program at Johns Hopkins University – the same program he graduated from with an M.S. in Instructional Technology and Technology Leadership. With over 22 years of experience in the education field, Ryan has served as a professor, program lead, teacher, instructional leader, curriculum designer, and technology coach. In 2007, his school nominated him for Maryland Teacher of the Year. He received the Dr. M. Hickey Courage to Change Award in 2008 for facilitating technology integration and change in his former school district.

He has authored numerous education books, including Making School a Game Worth Playing: Digital Games in the Classroom, Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools, Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies and Apps that Work, Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and, A Brief History of the Future of Education: Learning in the Age of Disruptive Times. Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation recently received an IPPY Award Silver Medal for its contributions as a resource book for educators.