Media Coverage of my Scholarship and Teaching Practices on Video Game-Based Learning (VGBL) [updated 06/10/2018]

Since April 20, 2018, my scholarship and teaching practices on Video Game-Based Learning (VGBL) at Saint Louis University have been covered in over 100 media sources world-wide.

Media Coverage of My Scholarship & Teaching Practices (Updated October 6, 2018)

https://profession.mla.hcommons.org/2018/03/22/assassins-creed-taught-me-italian/

SLU PRESS RELEASE

https://www.slu.edu/news/2018/april/learning-italian-through-gaming.php

PRESS RELEASE RECEPTION/RE-DISTRIBUTION

  1. https://www.newswise.com/articles/slu-students-learn-italian-playing-assassin%E2%80%99s-creed
  2. https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-times-of-india-mumbai-edition/20180423/283265983411658

WEBSITES (& RELATED PRINT PUBLICATIONS)

“Simone Bregni, Ph.D., (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) was quoted in in stories about teaching Italian through gaming that ran on Variety, Newswise, Eurekalert, Brightsurf, Movies with Butter, Science Daily, Bioportfolio, PhysOrg, Science Magazine, India Today, Business Standard, The Asian Age, The Namibia Press Agency, Tribune India, Deccan Chronicle and Hindustan Times.” [SLU in the News]

  1. http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/assassins-creed-ii-school-1202776178/
  2. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/slu-ssl042018.php
  3. https://www.brightsurf.com/news/article/042018454761/slu-students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed.html
  4. http://www.movieswithbutter.com/Uncategorized/Students-at-SLU-Are-Learning-Italian-by-Playing-Assassin-s-Creed-II
  5. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180420131436.htm
  6. https://www.bioportfolio.com/news/article/3607745/SLU-students-learn-Italian-playing-Assassins-Creed.html
  7. https://phys.org/news/2018-04-slu-students-italian-assassin-creed.html
  8. https://scienmag.com/slu-students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed/
  9. https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/story/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language-1217487-2018-04-22
  10. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language-118042200153_1.html
  11. http://www.asianage.com/life/more-features/220418/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language.html
  12. http://www.nampa.org/index.php?model=categories&function=display&id=17833377 (Namibia)
  13. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/science-technology/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language/577869.html
  14. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/220418/playing-assassins-creed-can-help-you-learn-new-language-study.html
  15. https://www.hindustantimes.com/fitness/playing-video-games-is-one-of-the-best-ways-to-learn-a-new-language/story-XCVpUp9o9ibHuj0v2jMx8O.html
  16. https://www.metro.news/computer-says-si-how-gaming-can-help-you-learn-a-language/1028902/
  17. https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/italienisch-lernen-professor-empfiehlt-assassins-creed-2,3328884.html
  18. http://it.ign.com/assassins-creed-ii-ps3-1/139401/news/negli-usa-si-impara-litaliano-con-assassins-creed-ii
  19. http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/mastergame/news/assassin-s-creed-ii-insegna-l-italiano-in-un-universita-americana_3136444-201802a.shtml
  20. https://gametimers.it/2018/04/26/usa-studenti-st-louis-imparano-italiano-grazie-a-videogiochi-come-assassins-creed-2/
  21. https://www.giga.de/spiele/assassins-creed-2/news/assassins-creed-2-professor-bringt-italienisch-mit-zocken-bei/
  22. https://www.longroom.com/discussion/988592/students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed-video-game
  23. http://www.stimme.de/deutschland-welt/panorama/tlsch/games/softwarespiele_ticker/Sprachen-lernen-mit-Spiel-Spass-Professor-lehrt-Italienisch-mit-Games;art136678,4019642
  24. https://italiapost.it/assassins-creed-america-insegnare-italiano/
  25. https://multiplayer.it/notizie/198559-assassins-creed-ii-alla-saint-louis-university-si-usa-assassins-creed-ii-per-insegnare-litaliano.html
  26. https://www.mid-day.com/articles/six-games-that-are-making-learning-fun/19370177
  27. http://www.wetheitalians.com/
  28. http://www.economiaynegocios.cl/noticias/noticias.asp?id=464440 (El Mercurio, Chilean National Newspaper)
  29. https://www.liputan6.com/health/read/3493714/profesor-ajarkan-bahasa-italia-pakai-gim-assassins-creed-ii (Indonesia)
  30. https://kumparan.com/@kumparansains/mahasiswa-belajar-bahasa-italia-lewat-game-assassin-s-creed (Indonesia)
  31. https://jarock.pl/chcesz-nauczyc-sie-jezyka-graj-w-gry (Poland)
  32. https://en.softonic.com/articles/the-dead-mans-pin-code
  33. http://medical-hotspot.com/category/children/
  34. https://flipboard.com/topic/saintlouis
  35. http://www.corrierequotidiano.it/curiosita/27-04-2018/imparare-litaliano-con-i-videogiochi
  36. https://derstandard.at/2000078551383/Professor-lehrt-Italienisch-mit-Videospielen-mit-riesigem-Erfolg (Austria)
  37. https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000078551383/professor-lehrt-italienisch-mit-videospielen-mit-riesigem-erfolg (Germany)
  38. https://www.everyeye.it/notizie/assassin-s-creed-ii-viene-impiegato-alla-saint-louis-university-per-insegnare-italiano-328851.html
  39. https://stopgame.ru/print/news/34455 (Russia)
  40. https://www.vg247.it/2018/04/29/insegnare-rinascimento-alla-saint-louis-university-si-usa-assassins-creed-ii/
  41. https://www.informazione.it/n/7400973B-123D-4567-A27D-3FE4C824FF83/Per-insegnare-l-italiano-e-il-Rinascimento-alla-Saint-Louis-University-si-usa-Assassin-s-Creed-II
  42. https://infoglitz.com/italyeng/assassins-creed-ii-works-at-saint-louis-university-to-teach-italian/
  43. https://www.gamelegends.it/258617/assassins-creed-ii-diventa-uno-strumento-per-imparare-litaliano/
  44. http://paladins.it/un-professore-della-saint-louis-university-utilizza-assassins-creed-ii-per-insegnare-litaliano-ai-suoi-studenti/
  45. http://www.togel4d.biz/2018/04/profesor-ajarkan-bahasa-italia-pakai.html (Indonesia)
  46. http://www.lettera35.it/assassins-creed-ii-alla-saint-louis-il-videogioco-servira-per-imparare-litaliano/
  47. https://www.newsrss24.com/it/80594/scienza-e-tecnologia/assassins-creed-ii-diventa-uno-strumento-per-imparare-litaliano/
  48. https://www.diregiovani.it/2018/04/30/163100-negli-usa-litaliano-si-impara-giocando-ad-assassins-creed.dg/
  49. https://www.ilgazzettinodisicilia.it/2018/04/30/usa-videogioco-usato-alla-saint-louis-university-per-insegnare-litaliano/
  50. http://www.fibonacci.it/notizietecnologiche/tecnologiche/assassins-creed-ii-viene-impiegato-alla-saint-louis-university-per-insegnare-litaliano-everyeye-it-2/
  51. http://console-tribe.com/news/assassins-creed-ii-utilizzato-insegnare-litaliano-alluniversita-saint-louis-135398/
  52. http://www.radioerft.de/erft/re/17958/games/artikel?item=328273&seite=Drucken
  53. http://www.arcade24.it/per-insegnare-litaliano-e-il-rinascimento-alla-saint-louis-university-si-usa-assassins-creed-ii/
  54. http://ischool.startupitalia.eu/education/62672-20180502-letteratura-italiana-assassins-creed-2
  55. http://eligeeducar.cl/los-videojuegos-pueden-buen-aliado-ensenar-segundo-idioma [NGO – Santiago, Chile]
  56. http://spiele-maschine.de/spiele-maschine-newsfeed/italienisch-durch-assassins-creed-gelernt/
  57. http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-video-games-can-help-you-learn-a-new-language-here-s-how-2608078
  58. https://mundoestranho.abril.com.br/blog/combo/professor-ensina-italiano-com-assassins-creed-ii-e-turma-aprende-melhor/
  59. https://gamegeek.gg/29491/assassins-creed-italian/
  60. http://www.bbestit.com/%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%A2%E0%B9%8C%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%95%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%87/ [Thailand]
  61. https://www.zive.sk/clanok/131878/naucit-ich-cudzi-jazyk-ucitel-siahol-po-pocitacovej-hre/ [Slovachia]
  62. https://dailypost.in/news/video-games-learn-language-study/
  63. https://www.spieletipps.de/n_41154/
  64. https://www.beartai.com/news/game-news/237634 [Thailand]
  65. https://tech2.org/italy/at-saint-louis-university-assassins-creed-ii-is-used-to-teach-italian/
  66. https://reviewland.website/2018/04/25/un-professeur-enseigne-litalien-a-assassins-creed-2/
  67. http://www.comunitaitalofona.org/notizie/imparare-litaliano-con-i-videogiochi-certo-e-la-lingua-e-sempre-piu-bella/
  68. http://www.aise.it/anno2018/imparare-litaliano-con-i-videogiochi-certo-e-la-lingua-%C3%A8-sempre-pi%C3%B9-bella-di-enza-antenos/115878/157
  69. http://www.bilimgenc.tubitak.gov.tr/koselerimiz/populerbilim [Turkey]
  70. http://www.piemontetopnews.it/alla-saint-louis-university-il-prof-simone-bregni-insegna-litaliano-sfruttando-i-videogiochi/#comment-275
  71. http://successallabout.com/students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed-video-game/
  72. https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/novita/notizie/441/dettaglio.do?l=en Lingua Italiana: the language portal of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  73. https://super.abril.com.br/blog/combo/professor-ensina-italiano-com-assassins-creed-ii-e-turma-aprende-melhor/ [Brasil]
  74. http://www.wakeupnews.eu/apprendere-nuova-lingua-missione-possibile-grazie-ai-videogiochi/

TWITTER

  1. https://twitter.com/GameBug_De/status/988416100353368065 – Gameburg.de.
  2. https://twitter.com/Midogonpapa/status/988465895319064577 – Murakami Yoshifumi, Japanese language education consultant; Japanese education journal “Digital teaching techniques of Japanese teachers”, editor.
  3. https://twitter.com/GiftedHF/status/990417907665354752 – Gifted Homeschoolers.
  4. https://twitter.com/ProximaXp/status/991627114788114432 – Proxima Experience.
  5. https://twitter.com/iitaly/status/1015233980780679169 – I-Italy.

FACEBOOK PAGES & GROUPS

  1. https://www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentSoftwareAssociation/posts/1825168390861259 – The Entertainment Software Association.
  2. http://leveritadellanimus.it/ https://www.facebook.com/LeVeritadellAnimus/posts/1630285877026719
  3. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fsoylentnews.org%2Farticle.pl%3Fsid%3D18%2F04%2F24%2F0219235%26from%3Drss&h=ATOLC94Hy78c0S_g6owzcKC4JiV6RtY9RqXPpj0HRS4zLlOs4bMyao-mJgOVabBrRtFprmck7nspII3Im7ZAVt3iZRw6zELLgb0TOP5Ii4bDzXAbjJv29KtZmhZU&s=1
  4. https://www.facebook.com/4gamehz/posts/229874361099137
  5. https://www.facebook.com/altagram.localization/posts/1434778466667294
  6. https://www.facebook.com/carla.umn/posts/10156454343757652 – The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

YOUTUBE

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PtWtcVlE8M (in German)
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAk1im1FiXI : PanelPicker session presentation for the 2019 SXSX Conference with Maxime Durand, Ubisoft’s leading historian. Our proposal was accepted. The conference will take place in March 2019.

INTERVIEWS – PRESS

  1. La Voce di New York, NYC Italian language newspaper. [5/21/18]

https://www.lavocedinewyork.com/arts/lingua-italiana/2018/05/21/imparare-litaliano-divertendosi-con-videogiochi-certo-e-la-lingua-e-sempre-bella/

  1. La Stampa – Italian national newspaper – General audience interview. In print (p. 38, with a teaser line on p. 1) and online (pay version). [06/02/18]
    http://www.lastampa.it/2018/06/01/societa/il-prof-che-insegna-litaliano-in-america-con-i-videogiochi-KE4yt6nw9zAq7mdfCgQsTO/premium.html
  2. La Stampa – Italian national newspaper – Interview – pedagogy and technology. Online (free version). [06/02/18]

http://www.lastampa.it/2018/06/02/tecnologia/intensive-italian-for-gamers-un-corso-per-imparare-litaliano-con-i-videogiochi-OS4LxTEAVjeZjvvs0bTlOJ/pagina.html

  1. com – Chilean website of the National Chilean Teachers’ Association. [June 6, 2018] http://eligeeducar.cl/simone-bregni-profesor-ensena-italiano-videojuegos-2
  2. Altagram – A Language Localization Company (Germany). https://altagram.com/learning-languages-through-gaming-interview-with-simone-bregni/
  3. Forbes Italia. [July 4, 2018] https://www.forbes.it/sites/it/2018/07/04/imparare-lingue-videogame-simone-bregni/
  4. Il Pensiero/The Thought, “The only Italian Newspaper Published in the State of Missouri”, publication of the Italian-American community of St. Louis, MO. September 22, 2018, p. 6. http://www.ilpensierostl.com/ilgiornale.pdf

INTERVIEWS – RADIO

  1. Radio-Canada, Première Chaîne. Canadian national radio in French. [04/29/18]. Show: Dessine-moi un dimanche. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/dessine-moi-un-dimanche
  2. Radio Cusano Campus, the radio of Niccolò Cusano University ( https://www.unicusano.it/ ), a private institution in Rome, as part of their show “Giochi a fumetti”. [05/05/18] Link to the 20-minute interview: https://t.co/OWVAbuhJ2K
  3. BAM Radio Network – Online Radio/Podcasts for Educators – “Teaching Diverse Subjects with Video Games” [06/02/18]
    http://www.bamradionetwork.com/game-based-learning/4744-teaching-diverse-subjects-with-video-games
  4. Radio Deejay – Italian national radio. [06/09/18]. Show: MegaJay. https://www.deejay.it/audio/20180609-7/565158/

RADIO – MENTIONS

  1. Radio Monte Carlo – Principauté de Monaco, Italian language radio station. Show:

“Kay is in the air” [05/01/18] http://www.radiomontecarlo.net/audio/50008/Martedi—Kay-is-in.html#.WujQ3t6zmak.twitter

The words: “Idea molto carina” (very clever idea, 3:43-4:14), and “geniale” [brilliant] (35:47-37:37. This is the piece of news, with the mention of Saint Louis University) were used.

  1. Radio Erft – Germany. News on 5/1/18

http://www.radioerft.de/erft/re/17958/games/artikel?item=328273&seite=Drucken

  1. Radio Berg – Germany. News on 29/4/18: http://www.radioberg.de/berg/rb/28994/games/news?item=328273

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