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#6469281 Jul 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Guild Officer
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This week there is really only one mission – Mission Epistemic

Everyone has a content area. What epistemic games are in your content area. These games could be to train you or train your students.

Now, you might not know the answer off the topic of your head. So you will to play the metagame. Here’s how we suggest you proceed…… Start by googling your content area and adding the words “serious game.” Does anything show up? Too little or maybe too much?

Okay, then is there a listserv for your content area. Perhaps an association that has a listserv or place on its website to search. Go ahead and search for games there. Another place to look is at the latest conference, chances are someone there did a presentation on games. Are their slides or Prezi available? Is there an email where you can contact them? This is an absolutely connectivist way of looking for games in your content area that have been tested and making a network contact that may help you find even more resources.

Maybe there is even an organization that focuses on games and simulation that can help you.
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#6492235 Aug 03, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Guides
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It appears that we are still the only ones to have created a serious game for teaching the philosophy of religion -- I am referring to our Bardo game.

However, there is a good article in Volume 6.1 of Game Studies about the relationship between games (or play) and culture. It seems to me that even the choice of the word "epistemic" for simulating the professions acknowledges a deeper reality about the nature of culture as activities rooted in play. (If, that is, you can agree with understanding culture in this way.)

The Playful and the Serious: An Approximation to Huizinga's Homo Ludens

Beth
Beth Davies-Stofka, Ph.D.
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#6506662 Aug 06, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Cataclysmic
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Thanks for the article! I added it to my Pocket account :) Shvtr really needs a "thank you" button ;-)

#6492235 Beth wrote:

It appears that we are still the only ones to have created a serious game for teaching the philosophy of religion -- I am referring to our Bardo game.

However, there is a good article in Volume 6.1 of Game Studies about the relationship between games (or play) and culture. It seems to me that even the choice of the word "epistemic" for simulating the professions acknowledges a deeper reality about the nature of culture as activities rooted in play. (If, that is, you can agree with understanding culture in this way.)

The Playful and the Serious: An Approximation to Huizinga's Homo Ludens

Beth

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#6509203 Aug 06, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Consigliere
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Beth:

I just started reading that article. Thanks a bunch for the link!

The best thing about this MOOC is the abundant amount of information we can find/educate ourselves with.

So much to read, so little time. :)))

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