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#6366711 Jul 09, 2012 at 09:50 AM
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Hi
My name is Liz and I live in Victoria, Australia. I am interested in how technology is changing the way we learn, work and play. Having done 2 previous Moocs I decided to do this one on gamification in education. Beware I am a bit of a lurker. I don't play online games but I watch grand children who do (obsessively so sometimes). I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge in this area.
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#6366805 Jul 09, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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Good morning, Liz,

It sounds as if you and I will be approaching this from very similar points. This is my first MOOC so I'm almost more interested in that aspect than the games. Have you found MOOCs a good resource so far?
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#6367175 Jul 09, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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Hi Liz,
Thanks for mentioning your grandchildren. I have a teenage grandson who loves gaming, and I'm planning to use him as a resource for what I don't understand as I go through this course!
Ellenh9@aol.com
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#6367974 Jul 09, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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Welcome, Lizzyslinks! Don't worry about lurking. We've been warned. Somewhere, Lizzy slinks. :-)

One of the great things about MOOCs is that anyone can participate at any level. That means that anyone who has knowledge to contribute can -- students are teachers here, or put more directly, we are all students and we are all teachers. So feel free to add to the MOOC experience with stories, guest posts from the grandchildren, white papers, questions, etc.!

:-)

Beth
Beth Davies-Stofka, Ph.D.
twitter: eirwenes
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#6378826 Jul 11, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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Hi Lizzy,

First thing to know about gamers - they will cut your screen name to the least amount of letters possible. So next week, we'll be calling you L.

Just to let you know Coursera has an open course coming up on Gamification [url=https://www.coursera.org/course/gamification]https://www.coursera.org/course/gamification
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I have a feeling it will be very different from this one - that's why I signed up.

But in this course here you have a bunch of teachers who use games in classes and more than a few are avid gamers themselves.

Some of us may be even planning (plotting) to disrupt education a little.




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