I am excited about the new term. My name is Linda Engel, and I live in Waverly, IA. I have 3 children, the youngest of whom begins college this fall at Wartburg College in Waverly. He lives on campus, much to his chagrin. I also have a 14 month old grandson - absolutely adorable little guy. My older son is a videogame designer in Florida; he designs games that teach the military how to fire 50-caliber tank weapons.
I earned my bachelor's in English, May 2009, which makes me a non-traditional student. I like to cook and sew. I just moved into a new house that replaced the one lost in the 2008 flood. I still need to unpack.
I am really interested in the possible benefits of videogames to increase motivation in students. (Dr. Z, I worked hard to change this sentence so it doesn't use "use" - LOL). This blog is one I started when I first began my master's program. Perhaps, I'll use it more now.