Cambridge, Massachusetts, 30 May 2018–The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) is proud to announce the formation of a standing Education Committee. The Education Committee will promote the teaching of IF in order to broaden its use beyond its cultural niche and to raise its profile in the gaming world.
The committee’s mission includes training and supporting educators (working at any educational level) who teach the programming and writing of IF. The committee defines the term “IF” most broadly to include IF as game, literature, art, simulation, as a tool for interactive digital presentations, tutorials, and interfaces, and as the interactive text component of a digital game or other software application.
The committee also seeks to advance digital inclusivity by promoting IF’s pedagogical use within racially, culturally, economically, and gender-diverse populations, and across multiple disciplinary fields.
The IFTF Education Committee is chaired by Judith Pintar, IFTF Board Member and the Director of the Electronic Literatures and Literacies Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For further information or to set up an interview, please contact IFTF: firstname.lastname@example.org.