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#6369005 Jul 09, 2012 at 06:33 PM
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*:|Hello, I'm not a gamer, nor a MOOCer, but I'm interested in seeing what is taking place. I teach Developmental Reading at Community College of Denver. It would be good to find new ideas to use with my students. I feel there's a real need to have my students be involved with academic computer work. I've been using the myreadinglab program, and am tiring with it (not to mention what the student think). I'm looking into new computer based academic reading work to replace that.

I also have two young sons, who are getting more and more involved in computer and video games. It's good to keep on top of that.
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#6369525 Jul 09, 2012 at 08:43 PM
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Thank you, we are all gamers (smile) remember that old game of LIFE? Even Candyland is a game, they don't have to be online or MMORPG, game theory is vast. I am sure we can find things to interest your students that don't cost.

Hard to keep up with the kids, I remember practicing on some clown/springboard/ballon game, must have been Atari, for six weeks while my son was down working and learning in Arco Santi, in Arizona, no computer or games there. When he came back he whipped my tail in ten consecutive games.
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#6387671 Jul 13, 2012 at 05:43 PM
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I'm trying out Darfur is Dying and Eye of the Donkey with the kids. They are 9 and 7. We are checking out the games. They can't quite grasp that it is based on real life.
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#6387743 Jul 13, 2012 at 05:59 PM
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I would suggest those games more for high school or community college students. Darfur is Dying is considered a game for social change and is usually used as part of a larger discussion.
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