I am a PhD candidate in Environmental Psychology and Communication at the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Education, stationed in Trondheim, Norway. My PhD revolves around the use of games (digital and board-based) in environmental communication, and I am one of the recent patrons to have purchased the Classroom Pack for Eco. I am currently enrolled in creating a psychological framework model directed towards finding that elusive balance between a good game and an educational tool (which, as it turns out, is incredibly hard indeed!
I am hoping to form a strong network here where I can observe, communicate and share ideas with like-minded and not-so-like-minded people, and I suppose this thread serves as a general introduction for myself and my work. It is intriguing to see so many people gather around Eco as a tool for education, and I hope to see the game flourish by the time it is released to the more mainstream gaming audience on Steam and similar gaming platforms.
Feel free to introduce yourselves here if you will, and do let me know if there are other psychologists / researchers out there working around similar themes!