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David Thomas (University of Colorado Denver)

David Thomas
Director of Academic Technology

Denver, Colorado

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David Thomas holds a PhD in planning and design from the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado and works as the director of academic technology at CU Online. His interests range from learning theory and the impacts of digital technology on culture to his current focus on fun.

For over 20 years he has worked as a videogame journalist, tying many of these interests into the subject
of what makes one game better than another. His current interests focus on the idea of "fun objects", with a special emphasis on the question, What makes a place fun?" See more at:


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