First: This is the coolest idea. A big thank you to Kae and the other organizers! Next: I teach College Prep English at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. I am gamifying an English 090 course this Fall, as part of a Game-based/Immersive Learning grant from CCCS. Games I Like: I'm really into Hidden Object games lately, because my kids are really good at helping. I am just recently over my Skyrim addiction, but I could see myself revisiting my character later this fall. I've been messing around with apps lately and looking at interactive fiction for my upcoming course. Last: I am looking forward to networking and learning new things in this course, but I fear that I am slightly unprepared for the Zombie Apocalypse.
One thing I cannot do because I am dyslexic is find the items in one of those bar video games where it says, "find the golf bag" time runs out on me. I can kick their tail in trivia, because I am soooo old. LOL. I do have students in my ANT 101 class or SOC 101 or ETH 224 or CRJ 110 that are in ENG 090, and I do work with them and so does the learning lab. I find them hard-working, always come to class and are the first to ask questions. All the english instructors are doing such a great job.
Hey, I know you. :-) My wife plays Garden of Time on Facebook all the time. It strikes me as a mix of a hidden object game, a city builder and Farmville. I can't say it would keep my attention, but hey the great thing about games is there's all kinds.