Design Rationale and Implications for Cultural Heritage Gaming: A Case Study of a Jewish Game for Learning

Owen Gottlieb is a Jim Joseph Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU, where he specializing in Digital Media and Games for Learning.  His dissertation research focuses on the design and use of mobile Augmented Reality Games for teaching modern Jewish history, promoting cultural futures, and enhancing learner interest.  Gottlieb is a Reform rabbi and the Founder and Director of ConverJent (  Seriously Fun Games for Jewish Learning.  His background and research cross a number fields including Jewish Education, the Learning Sciences, Media Studies, Religion and Media, and Cultural Anthropology. Gottlieb is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the International Game Developers Association, the Writers Guild of America, West, and a resident faculty member at Clal:  The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.  He is a co-founder and steering committee member of Shir HaMaalot Jewish havurah in Brooklyn, New York.

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