Kris Alexander

Video game wizard
Known as "the professor of video games," Kris Alexander advocates for the power of video games to enhance learning and teaching.

Why you should listen

Since the age of eight, Kris Alexander has spent two to four hours a day playing video games -- while working a full-time job, being a present father and husband and running a successful business. Known as "the professor of video games," he teaches game design at Toronto Metropolitan University, where he received his BA and MA. For his PhD at Concordia University, he wrote his thesis on video game design in education. He is also a two-time globally ranked video game player. As an educator, he teaches video game design, virtual production and esports broadcasting -- the core ingredients of the metaverse. He strives to show that the power of video games extends behind and beyond the controller, offering what many of the three billion gamers on earth see and enjoy when playing video games: a new perspective.

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Open: The talks of TED@DestinationCanada

March 13, 2023

When we come together with open hearts and open minds, anything is possible. It was in this spirit that TED partnered with Destination Canada for a day of talks and performances featuring new ideas on living, seeing the world and reimagining our shared future. The event: TED@DestinationCanada: Open is the first event TED and Destination […]

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