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Welcome to Week 2
The topic for this is COTS.
Commercial Off the Shelf Games
Shades of Priests by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr
They do engagement, immersion and learning so well! We'll be studying a number of them this week and also be looking at how to bring them into the classroom.
And for some help on that we have one of our own Games MOOC people who has started to discuss, "How to Pitch to Your Principal." We hope you'll join him in the discussion forum and have a few other administrators talk with about this. If it would be useful we could setup a Google hangout too.
There will be an emphasis this week on Minecraft, World of Warcraft and Portal. If you are using any of these already please message Kae. We'd like to get you further involved in the discussion.
If you are using a different MMORPG or Console or other COTS in your course please also im Kae - we'd like to feature and document.
But I'm sure, there are some of you here on a mission. I would not want to deter you. Your mission of course is to understand flow, fiero and the meta of MMORPGs and COTS.
Other are taking a more connectivist approach. If you are taking that connectivist approach, please take a look at the reading and resources - 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.
Intro to Week 2 - Engage the Meta! Video of YouTube Livestream
Intro to Week 2- Engage the Meta slideshare
Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
Tom Chatfeild: Ways Games Reward the Brain
What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education?
HBR Blog Network - John Seeley Brown The Gamer Disposition - back because it works this week too!
John Seeley Brown - Questing Disposition Video based on Blog
Four Keys to Emotion Without Story
Chasing the Wonder and Engagement
Sculpting Flow and Fiero
Quick Gamer Vocabulary
Instructor Engagement Rubric
Student Engagement Rubric
Games to Compare
Tutors and Victorians : Dressing Up
If you have a little more time....
Pick One For Fully Immersed - MMORPGs and Console To Investigate and Report on Engagement and Meta :
World of Warcraft
Minecraft http://www.minecraft.net/ free version is lower left-hand corner
Console (if you have available)