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kae / Feb 25, 2014

#gamemooc tweetchat by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

#gamemooc tweetchat is back!

Come help us choose a games and game based readings for the SIGVE/Inevitable Instructors Summer Reading List!

We’re doing a summer reading list and events for game based learningwhich we will be announcing at the ISTE SIGVE Playground!

And yes, we’re crowdsourcing the list…..
We’ll start on Wednesday at 9 pm ET with a tweetchat
then setup voting over our social media site in April and May.

So what would you like to read and discuss in a group?????

Use the #gamemooc hashtag to join us and feel free to also add #iste and #ven

If you haven’t done a tweetchat before, that’s okay. We use www.twubs.com
to filter out all the tweets that are using #gamemooc hashtag.

We’ll start by asking you to introduce yourself.

Then ask you to tell us about your affiliations, organizations and groups.
After that we’ll start taking suggestions and discussing books on virtual environments, immersive learning and games and simulations.
kae / Dec 20, 2013

Posing in the Portal by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Welcome to the Inevitable Fashion Shoot Experience pre-shoot prep!
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Icecrown Citadel[/url] or as it is called by the locals, ICC, the bane of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, will be the setting for a high-fashion WoW shoot. Fashion event producer and Horde stylist, Grid, who was featured in her own special, will be on hand to help models with their fashion choices, poses and battle pet accessories. http://youtu.be/pgoyahIqPxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgoyahIqPxY&feature=youtu.be

This event sponsored by Shaomai's House of Fashion will be looking for the screenshot that could be featured or even be on the cover on VEJ. On hand will be several screenshooters whose work has graced the pages of VEJ , AERA’s Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning as well as the Inevitable Betrayal http://www.flickr.com/groups/inevitable/ and SIGVE http://www.flickr.com/groups/sigve/ Flickr sites.

Cover model Izzy/Notalemur, http://virtualeducationjournal.com/ will be there to help neophyte MMORPG models and afterwards introduce models to Timeless Isles high society.

Award winning Machinimatographer, Blue Lowtide, will also be on hand to capture fiero moments, elite rings, in-raid pings and 6 uncommon pets.

Now we didn’t get permission from the Lich King, but Rebecca and the rest of the Retro Raiders took care of securing the location. This may very well be the first fashion shoot there in years.

Rebecca told us, “After clearing ICC and defeating the Lich King, I remember turning to Hemoato and saying wouldn’t this be a perfect location for a high fashion shoot. But it wasn’t until Grid talked to me about the Holiday Fashion Extravaganza at one of Shaomai’s infamous cocktail and mining parties, that I realized that there was no other place that said Fierce Fashion like the ICC throne room.”

So come and strike a pose and rock your best Ugly Sweater, Snowman avatar or santa suit. Well make sure to keep your toon warm with a bit of retro raiding and NPC killing in between takes of your glam shots.

For the Grid and Fiero Films most recent runway production look here. http://youtu.be/-698q1uO3P0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-698q1uO3P0
kae / Dec 18, 2013

Grid at Holiday Party 2 by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Wednesday, December 18 at 8pm ET/5 pm SLT
Join us for the crawl staring at ISTE HQ in Second Life
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/62/99/22

Or watch over Games MOOC YouTube Channel
We’ll be touring SIGVE, Virtual Pioneers and VSTE
Then go into Minecraft at Inevitable Instructor’s This Land,
take a look at Neverwinter, visit World of Warcraft and end with a Machinima.
kae / Dec 05, 2013

Grid's First Minecraft Avatar by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

The mission of the Minecraft and More….. Unsymposium is to continue the discussion that began at the ISTE 2013 Conference at San Antonio. The most popular virtual world or game (depending on your viewpoint) was this lego looking, easy to navigate 8 bit digital sandbox.

The Fall Games MOOC from the Colorado Community College and the CCCS Hackathon Project are exploring making, hacking and gaming. Minecraft is the maker movement online and the UnSymposium will be hosting a building event – the Minecraft Challenge created by the rgMOOC.

Our purpose is to bring a group of educators together to discuss, plan and play in Minecraft.

We have activities starting on the top of the hour. We will be livestreaming all events through Google Hangout. Please be patient if we do not start exactly on time. We will be ending at 45 minutes after the hour to ensure time to setup the next Google Hangout.

On Friday night, we will be visiting the Morrowcraft server, and on Saturday you are invited to log into the Massively server and the Games MOOC server.

If you would like to participate in events on the Minecraft servers, you will need to have registered on the eventbrite site and then submitted your character name. The server is whitelisted so we will need to add you. The servers are using version 1.6.4, so you will need to make sure your account is set to 1.6.4.
kae / Dec 03, 2013

Oracle 250 by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Minecraft and More Material now up!

Activites

Tuesday - noon MT (Denver)
Week 6 Overview over the Games MOOC YouTube

Wednesday, Dec 4 at 7 pm MST (Denver)
Minecraft Tweetchat Log into http://twubs.com/ with your twitter account and follow #gamemooc

December 6 and 7

Minecraft and More Unsymposium

Friday - 4 pm - 8 pm MT (Denver)

Saturday - 2 pm - 9 pm MT (Denver)

Come join us and bring a friend! Sign up here.