Sherry Jones is a philosophy and game studies subject matter expert and instructor at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, where she develops courses on the philosophy and psychology of game design, and on the use of digital games in education. She is also a researcher in open education and of the potential in using blockchain technology to secure open educational resources (OER).
Jones has published scholarly writings on the ethical designs of technology and on the future of open education. Her most recent book chapter details her pedagogy for exploring Nietzschean virtue ethics by using a digital game as an interactive thought experiment: Life is Strange (2019). Chapter in Learning, Education, & Games Volume 3. Carnegie Mellon University ETC Press. Her most recent journal article proposes using blockchain technology, also known as Web 3.0, to solve OER’s intellectual property and publication problems: A Solution to OER Publication Resistance: Using Blockchain Technology to Protect Scholar Copyright (2018). The International Journal of Open Educational Resources; the U.S. Dept. of Education, having interest in Jones’ research, invited her to participate in the Summits on Education Blockchains, held on June 20, 2019 and January 10, 2020 in Washington D.C., to discuss policies on using blockchain technology to create digital identities and render educational data secure, accessible, and portable with zero-knowledge proofs.