Media Coverage of my Scholarship and Teaching Practices on Video Game-Based Learning (VGBL) [updated 09/09/2019]

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 September 9th, 2019]

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
3. Interviewed by France Agence Press, the French National Press agency. The press release generated a number of articles, for example: TV 5 Monde, French National TV Channel: https://information.tv5monde.com/info/quand-le-jeu-video-s-invite-en-cours-de-langue-etrangere-272577?fbclid=IwAR2Lp97qyApXwAYBQ7c10nyg3gc2OoWPBrFo41CqOdTLS83vKpITpJbS8uM

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]

4. http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/assassins-creed-ii-school-1202776178/
5. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/slu-ssl042018.php
6. https://www.brightsurf.com/news/article/042018454761/slu-students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed.html
7. http://www.movieswithbutter.com/Uncategorized/Students-at-SLU-Are-Learning-Italian-by-Playing-Assassin-s-Creed-II
8. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180420131436.htm
9. https://www.bioportfolio.com/news/article/3607745/SLU-students-learn-Italian-playing-Assassins-Creed.html
10. https://phys.org/news/2018-04-slu-students-italian-assassin-creed.html
11. https://scienmag.com/slu-students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed/
12. https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/story/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language-1217487-2018-04-22
13. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language-118042200153_1.html
14. http://www.asianage.com/life/more-features/220418/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language.html
15. http://www.nampa.org/index.php?model=categories&function=display&id=17833377 (Namibia)
16. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/science-technology/video-games-can-help-learn-new-language/577869.html
17. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/220418/playing-assassins-creed-can-help-you-learn-new-language-study.html
18. https://www.hindustantimes.com/fitness/playing-video-games-is-one-of-the-best-ways-to-learn-a-new-language/story-XCVpUp9o9ibHuj0v2jMx8O.html
19. https://www.metro.news/computer-says-si-how-gaming-can-help-you-learn-a-language/1028902/
20. https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/italienisch-lernen-professor-empfiehlt-assassins-creed-2,3328884.html
21. http://it.ign.com/assassins-creed-ii-ps3-1/139401/news/negli-usa-si-impara-litaliano-con-assassins-creed-ii
22. http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/mastergame/news/assassin-s-creed-ii-insegna-l-italiano-in-un-universita-americana_3136444-201802a.shtml
23. https://gametimers.it/2018/04/26/usa-studenti-st-louis-imparano-italiano-grazie-a-videogiochi-come-assassins-creed-2/
24. https://www.giga.de/spiele/assassins-creed-2/news/assassins-creed-2-professor-bringt-italienisch-mit-zocken-bei/
25. https://www.longroom.com/discussion/988592/students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed-video-game
26. http://www.stimme.de/deutschland-welt/panorama/tlsch/games/softwarespiele_ticker/Sprachen-lernen-mit-Spiel-Spass-Professor-lehrt-Italienisch-mit-Games;art136678,4019642
27. https://italiapost.it/assassins-creed-america-insegnare-italiano/
28. https://multiplayer.it/notizie/198559-assassins-creed-ii-alla-saint-louis-university-si-usa-assassins-creed-ii-per-insegnare-litaliano.html
29. https://www.mid-day.com/articles/six-games-that-are-making-learning-fun/19370177
30. http://www.wetheitalians.com/
31. http://www.economiaynegocios.cl/noticias/noticias.asp?id=464440 (El Mercurio, Chilean National Newspaper)
32. https://www.liputan6.com/health/read/3493714/profesor-ajarkan-bahasa-italia-pakai-gim-assassins-creed-ii (Indonesia)
33. https://kumparan.com/@kumparansains/mahasiswa-belajar-bahasa-italia-lewat-game-assassin-s-creed (Indonesia)
34. https://jarock.pl/chcesz-nauczyc-sie-jezyka-graj-w-gry (Poland)
35. https://en.softonic.com/articles/the-dead-mans-pin-code
36. http://medical-hotspot.com/category/children/
37. https://flipboard.com/topic/saintlouis
38. http://www.corrierequotidiano.it/curiosita/27-04-2018/imparare-litaliano-con-i-videogiochi
39. https://derstandard.at/2000078551383/Professor-lehrt-Italienisch-mit-Videospielen-mit-riesigem-Erfolg (Austria)
40. https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000078551383/professor-lehrt-italienisch-mit-videospielen-mit-riesigem-erfolg (Germany)
41. https://www.everyeye.it/notizie/assassin-s-creed-ii-viene-impiegato-alla-saint-louis-university-per-insegnare-italiano-328851.html
42. https://stopgame.ru/print/news/34455 (Russia)
43. https://www.vg247.it/2018/04/29/insegnare-rinascimento-alla-saint-louis-university-si-usa-assassins-creed-ii/
44. 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
45. https://infoglitz.com/italyeng/assassins-creed-ii-works-at-saint-louis-university-to-teach-italian/
46. https://www.gamelegends.it/258617/assassins-creed-ii-diventa-uno-strumento-per-imparare-litaliano/
47. http://paladins.it/un-professore-della-saint-louis-university-utilizza-assassins-creed-ii-per-insegnare-litaliano-ai-suoi-studenti/
48. http://www.togel4d.biz/2018/04/profesor-ajarkan-bahasa-italia-pakai.html (Indonesia)
49. http://www.lettera35.it/assassins-creed-ii-alla-saint-louis-il-videogioco-servira-per-imparare-litaliano/
50. https://www.newsrss24.com/it/80594/scienza-e-tecnologia/assassins-creed-ii-diventa-uno-strumento-per-imparare-litaliano/
51. https://www.diregiovani.it/2018/04/30/163100-negli-usa-litaliano-si-impara-giocando-ad-assassins-creed.dg/
52. https://www.ilgazzettinodisicilia.it/2018/04/30/usa-videogioco-usato-alla-saint-louis-university-per-insegnare-litaliano/
53. http://www.fibonacci.it/notizietecnologiche/tecnologiche/assassins-creed-ii-viene-impiegato-alla-saint-louis-university-per-insegnare-litaliano-everyeye-it-2/
54. http://console-tribe.com/news/assassins-creed-ii-utilizzato-insegnare-litaliano-alluniversita-saint-louis-135398/
55. http://www.radioerft.de/erft/re/17958/games/artikel?item=328273&seite=Drucken
56. http://www.arcade24.it/per-insegnare-litaliano-e-il-rinascimento-alla-saint-louis-university-si-usa-assassins-creed-ii/
57. http://ischool.startupitalia.eu/education/62672-20180502-letteratura-italiana-assassins-creed-2
58. http://eligeeducar.cl/los-videojuegos-pueden-buen-aliado-ensenar-segundo-idioma [NGO – Santiago, Chile]
59. http://spiele-maschine.de/spiele-maschine-newsfeed/italienisch-durch-assassins-creed-gelernt/
60. http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-video-games-can-help-you-learn-a-new-language-here-s-how-2608078
61. https://mundoestranho.abril.com.br/blog/combo/professor-ensina-italiano-com-assassins-creed-ii-e-turma-aprende-melhor/
62. https://gamegeek.gg/29491/assassins-creed-italian/
63. 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]
64. https://www.zive.sk/clanok/131878/naucit-ich-cudzi-jazyk-ucitel-siahol-po-pocitacovej-hre/ [Slovachia]
65. https://dailypost.in/news/video-games-learn-language-study/
66. https://www.spieletipps.de/n_41154/
67. https://www.beartai.com/news/game-news/237634 [Thailand]
68. https://tech2.org/italy/at-saint-louis-university-assassins-creed-ii-is-used-to-teach-italian/
69. https://reviewland.website/2018/04/25/un-professeur-enseigne-litalien-a-assassins-creed-2/
70. http://www.comunitaitalofona.org/notizie/imparare-litaliano-con-i-videogiochi-certo-e-la-lingua-e-sempre-piu-bella/
71. 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
72. http://www.bilimgenc.tubitak.gov.tr/koselerimiz/populerbilim [Turkey]
73. http://www.piemontetopnews.it/alla-saint-louis-university-il-prof-simone-bregni-insegna-litaliano-sfruttando-i-videogiochi/#comment-275
74. http://successallabout.com/students-learn-italian-playing-assassins-creed-video-game/
75. https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/novita/notizie/441/dettaglio.do?l=en Lingua Italiana: the language portal of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
76. https://super.abril.com.br/blog/combo/professor-ensina-italiano-com-assassins-creed-ii-e-turma-aprende-melhor/ [Brasil]
77. http://www.wakeupnews.eu/apprendere-nuova-lingua-missione-possibile-grazie-ai-videogiochi/
78. Paris Match, Belgium (National French-language newspaper): https://parismatch.be/lifestyle/jeux-video/210374/quand-les-jeux-video-sinvitent-en-cours-de-langue-etrangere
79. https://www.bourgondischezaken.com/hoe-games-helpen-bij-het-leren-van-een-vreemde-taal/ [Belgium – In Flemish]
80. TV 5 Monde, French National TV Channel: https://information.tv5monde.com/info/quand-le-jeu-video-s-invite-en-cours-de-langue-etrangere-272577?fbclid=IwAR2Lp97qyApXwAYBQ7c10nyg3gc2OoWPBrFo41CqOdTLS83vKpITpJbS8uM
81. La Presse, Canadian national French-language newspaper: https://www.lapresse.ca/techno/jeux-video/201811/23/01-5205321-quand-le-jeu-video-sinvite-en-cours-de-langue-etrangere.php
82. La Depeche, French national newspaper: https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/11/23/2912227-quand-jeu-video-invite-cours-langue-etrangere.html
83. Le Progres, French newspaper: https://www.leprogres.fr/lifestyle/2018/11/25/apprendre-une-langue-etrangere-avec-le-jeu-video?fbclid=IwAR1663qtaDW6Z-UV6TY2Z98weiqalh_uX9p-g3_l7afr0BwkZhNzlTAyJTw
84. http://www.tellerreport.com/life/–%22in-class–i-take-my-console%22–when-the-video-game-is-invited-to-foreign-language-course-.HkECk8SAQ.html
85. https://manchikoni.com/matchmaking-mulligan-ragequit-the-video-game-boosts-the-language-course/
86. https://www.dcnews.ro/jocuri-video-cursuri-de-limbi-straine_624997.html
87. http://cinok.com/comment-les-jeux-video-aident-les-eleves-a-apprendre-les-langues-etrangeres-2/
88. https://www.bilan.ch/techno/les-jeux-video-sinvitent-dans-les-cours-de-langue
89. https://news.google.com/search?q=Bregni&hl=fr&gl=CH&ceid=CH%3Afr
90. https://www.grandpalais.fr/en/node/50613?fbclid=IwAR3IynSwXl8dun4IwxF2QatUaopXxNUPY8XwpXzotIcBmuRV5n5HVIHLGpc
91. https://forbesjapan.com/articles/detail/24826?fbclid=IwAR0oBm24BQdMe91rcRHHckXuKj5PS1p2DWPaji1WxG5MhMpnoZHIAGhXn5I [FORBES – JAPAN]
92. https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=20190110-00024826-forbes-sci&fbclid=IwAR2_AKGCGZ_Xr9o6b-kXDRbiB3E3BX79wOi6CtK9QsEISbQzzthhY3Uya3M [YAHOO HEADLINES – JAPAN]
93. https://multiplayer.it/articoli/shenmue-e-il-miglior-videogioco-per-comprendere-la-cultura-giapponese.html [MULTIPLAYER – ITALY]
94. https://shenmueitalia.com/comprendere-la-cultura-giapponese-con-shenmue
95. https://news.ru/games/videoigry-osovremenivayut-obrazovanie/ [NEWS.RU – RUSSIA]
96. https://gameplay.cafe/rubriche/videogiochi-e-salute/quando-il-videogioco-e-utile-per-imparare-le-lingue-straniere/

TWITTER
97. https://twitter.com/GameBug_De/status/988416100353368065 – Gameburg.de.
98. https://twitter.com/Midogonpapa/status/988465895319064577 – Murakami Yoshifumi, Japanese language education consultant; Japanese education journal “Digital teaching techniques of Japanese teachers”, editor.
99. https://twitter.com/GiftedHF/status/990417907665354752 – Gifted Homeschoolers.
100. https://twitter.com/ProximaXp/status/991627114788114432 – Proxima Experience.
101. https://twitter.com/iitaly/status/1015233980780679169 – I-Italy.
102. https://twitter.com/theESA/status/988534478967595008 – ESA – Entertainment Software Association.
103. https://twitter.com/Altagram_Group/status/1012335793812230144 – Altagram
104. https://twitter.com/Multiplayerit/status/1087677829515489280 – Multiplayer.it
105. https://twitter.com/gaikokugo/status/1083543334134509568 – Gaikokugo Japan

FACEBOOK PAGES & GROUPS
106. https://www.facebook.com/TheEntertainmentSoftwareAssociation/posts/1825168390861259 – The Entertainment Software Association.
107. http://leveritadellanimus.it/ https://www.facebook.com/LeVeritadellAnimus/posts/1630285877026719
108. 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
109. https://www.facebook.com/4gamehz/posts/229874361099137
110. https://www.facebook.com/altagram.localization/posts/1434778466667294
111. https://www.facebook.com/carla.umn/posts/10156454343757652 – The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

YOUTUBE
112. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PtWtcVlE8M (in German)
113. 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 in Austin, TX.

INTERVIEWS – PRESS
114. 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/
115. 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
116. 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
117. Eligeeducar.com – Chilean website of the National Chilean Teachers’ Association. [June 6, 2018] http://eligeeducar.cl/simone-bregni-profesor-ensena-italiano-videojuegos-2
118. Forbes Italia. [July 4, 2018] https://www.forbes.it/sites/it/2018/07/04/imparare-lingue-videogame-simone-bregni/
119. 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
120. 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
121. 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
122. 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
123. Radio Deejay – Italian national radio. [06/09/18]. Show: MegaJay. https://www.deejay.it/audio/20180609-7/565158/

INTERVIEWS – ONLINE
124. Altagram – A Language Localization Company (Germany). https://altagram.com/learning-languages-through-gaming-interview-with-simone-bregni/
125. Video interview and feature for the Faculty Spotlight section of the current issue of Techology for Teaching, the Reinert Center Journal on Pedagogy, Educational Technology and Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies. https://sites.google.com/slu.edu/technologyforteaching/faculty-spotlight?authuser=0
126. “Learning Through Gaming” – Video interview by SLU Marketing & Communication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcIQFCsE4ko
127. National Museum of Languages – Interview published on March 19, 2019: http://languagemuseum.org/interview-with-simone-bregni-professor-at-saint-louis-university/

RADIO – MENTIONS
128. 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.
129. Radio Erft – Germany. News on 5/1/18
http://www.radioerft.de/erft/re/17958/games/artikel?item=328273&seite=Drucken
130. Radio Berg – Germany. News on 29/4/18: http://www.radioberg.de/berg/rb/28994/games/news?item=328273

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