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Alex Chisholm

Learning Games Network
Executive Director
Cambridge, MA
Alex Chisholm is a media research and development practitioner who is passionate about transforming education for learners of all ages. As Executive Director and a founding member of the Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade, he oversees the organization's program development and collaborations to bridge the gaps between research and practice in game-based learning. In recent years, he has developed and managed several projects with NBC Universal, including iCue with NBC News, and the online games for NBC Olympics. As Executive Producer of Generation Cures at Boston Children's Hospital between 2008-2011, Chisholm oversaw development and production of ZEBRAFISH and CADUCEUS, working with hospital staff to development a new online family fundraising program. Currently, Chisholm is Executive Producer of XENOS-ISLE (Integrated Social Education Environment), an open education resource funded by the Hewlett and Gates Foundations to support a broad range of single- and multi-player language learning games. Over the past 15 years, Chisholm has collaborated on research, product, and program development with Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures Imageworks, LeapFrog, NBC Universal, Children's Hospital Boston, BrainPOP, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Hewlett, Gates and MacArthur Foundations. Chisholm is an HP Catalyst Academy Fellow and a member of the Games and Learning Publishing Council. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University.