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Summer Week 1
If you haven't looked at our overall - MOOC Getting Started page, that's where to start.
It will give you an idea of what you can expect from this type of open course.


Getting Started by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Here's also a slideshare that gives you the course overview.

Summer Games MOOC

Week 1 is introduction to multi-player games and MMORPGs (Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Play Games). We'll also be introducing you to the World of Warcraft (WoW)as our first example.

Week 2 is an overview of guilds. We'll continue looking at WoW, talk with educators who have used Guild Wars II and Minecraft. On Saturday, we'll livestream a tour of EVEOnline. We will also introduce the Build Your Guild Badge.

Week 3 is looking at developing your own MMORPG or guild project. If you're only staying with us for the three weeks, this will be the wrap-up. If you're with us in July, you can continue working on the project with us.

Please start by introducing yourself! We'd like to know who you are (It''s also a requirement if you will be pursuing any of the badges.)

Then, please take a look at our weekly activities.

Weekly Activities

1) Readings, Video and other Resources

Each week for readings, video and other resources we will list core and advanced.

2) Discussion

Under the Mission Central forum, we'll have at least one discussion on the core reading and additional discussions on the advanced resources. There will also be a weekly discussion called "Report from the Front" asking you what game, game related or other news or educational product you'd like to share with us.

3) Live Events

East week, we have at least two live events. These are optional. Any event done through the Games MOOC YouTube channel will be recorded. The #gamemooc tweetchat will not be curated unless one of the participants choose to do this and share it with the Games MOOC.

Any additional webinars or other live events offered by other organizations that are related to the Games MOOC will also be listed if we know about them in advance. If it's a "Just-In- Time" event, it will be announced in News and go up on the Events Calendar.

Did someone say badges?

Yes, we are doing a badge. It will be issued by the Games MOOC and will be listed in the Mozilla Open Badge Project.

We'll introduce the Build Your Guild badge during Week 2.

Social Media sites, this week we'll be using:

twitter - use #gamemooc and follow @ proximalzone
Flickr - Games Based Learning MOOC group

In general if you aren't pursuing a badge please take a very connectivist approach to this open course - skim the material to get a basic understanding; then pick what you find interesting, intriguing or contentious to look at further. Then please tell us what you think and what you'd like to discuss further. Post in the forum or write it up on your own blog and post in discussions.