Ludic Instructional Designer
Alternate Reality Games Made Easy!
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Shawn Clybor (Ph.D. Northwestern U) is an instructional designer, published author, and educator with expertise in learning theory, game-based learning, and game studies. He started his career as an Assistant Professor of Modern Eastern European history before transitioning to secondary education, where he spent 15 years innovating approaches to teaching history, game design, and media literacy. His interest in game-based learning began with his experiences at Charles Games in Prague, where he helped develop two educational serious games that have received nearly two dozen nominations and awards, including best learning game at Games for Change, most amazing game at A MAZE, and a nomination for excellence in narrative at IGF. Dr. Clybor is currently a consultant and educational designer for different edtech and curriculum writing companies. His past and current clients include inquirEd, iThrive Games, Generation Citizen, and Albert. He is also on the founding team of Gold>Bug Interactive, an interactive and immersive media company co-founded by Elisa Navarro and Paul Darvasi.