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Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition at Arizona State University and a graduate of Barrett, The Honors College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. His area of interest and focus is on videogames and rhetoric, particularly how identity is formed and defined as well as how situated and embodied meanings in videogames work to create a more interactive and meaningful learning experience. The root question follows the line of James Paul Gee’s book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, which is how can educators implement the qualities of good videogames into academics. Prior to attending ASU, Tyler Jones served in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2005. Currently, he is working on a curriculum design under the guidance of Dr. James Gee using the videogame Fallout 3 as the primary text supplemented by pertinent selections from the literature on videogames and the use of videogames in academia.