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Welcome our newest member:
Week 1 Overview
Games MOOC Course Overview (video)
Week 1 Intro to Games slideshare
Mists of Panderia 4 by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr
Please start by introducing yourself! We'd like to know who you are and also it is a requirement if you will be pursuing any of the badges.
Did someone say badges?
Yes, we are doing three badges. They will be issued by the Games MOOC and will be listed in the Mozilla Open Badge Project.
Games Based Learning
For more information, please click on the specific link for each.
The badges will have specific requirements each week, so click on the badge tab each week to get that information.
Social Media sites, we'll use this week
twitter - use #gamemooc and follow @ proximalzone
Flickr - Games Based Learning MOOC group
Games Based Learning Research Group on Diigo
Week 1 Introduction to Games and Games Based Learning Research
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.
We'll be starting off the course with a James Gee Keynote Address
James Gee 2012 Games4Change Keynote livestream video
While this was available directly, livestream now does have you make a quick account. The other option is this YouTube video of the James Gee keynote. It is lesser quality but is accessible for mobile.
Here is also a basic intro prezi for some of the games based researchers and types of games.
James Gee goes over what is required for a "Big G" game and we'd like to explore that in discussions and in our live events this week.
Games for Change http://www.gamesforchange.org/play/
Nobel Prize Educational http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/
Week 1: Gameplay Choices
Any Game from Games 4 Change http://www.gamesforchange.org/
Any Game from Nobel Prize Foundation http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/
If you are already playing these, feel free to choose any of the following commercial off the shelf games:
World of Warcraft
McDonald's Video Game
Darfur is dying
Eye of the Donkey ( CSI - Chemistry)
Networked Educator Reading for this week
Let's start with discussing in the forums the article Social Network Knowledge Construction and the engagement matrix.