128: Video games, dad jokes, and higher education. – Dr. Matthew Barr chats with us about his research with video games, creating a work-based element in higher education, and telling too many dad jokes.

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Dr. Matthew Barr chats with us about his research with video games, creating a work-based element in higher education, and telling too many dad jokes.

Matt shares how he accidentally enrolled in the wrong degree program, what he calls the “art of failing,” and why we need to stop wasting time over-preparing for things.

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Episode Highlights

  • 1:15 – Talking about Rae’s sister and her veterinary program.
  • 5:30 – Previewing the episode with Matt Barr.
  • 8:40 – Matt introduces himself.
  • 9:35 – Diving into Matt’s research into video games.
  • 11:57 – Matt’s failure: Accidentally enrolling in geology.
  • 17:13 – Matt’s success: Students taking positive things away from games, and getting positive coverage in the press.
  • 22:02 – What’s keeping Matt excited about education: Their apprenticeship degree program.
  • 26:55 – Matt’s advice for teachers: Don’t overthink it. Don’t waste energy on over-preparing.
  • 29:39 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 34:03 – How to connect with Matt.

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