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#7545110 Mar 18, 2013 at 04:59 PM · Edited 6 years ago
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Welcome to participants and lurkers alike. I actually lurked on some other MOOCs regarding gaming during the break between the last session of our MOOC and the beginning of this session. Hopefully I can share some of the ideas that were presented and I also learn from the other participants in this MOOC. Sharing what we know is the best way to "lift all boats," so I am hoping we will all be part of the "rising tide" in this session. Please ask questions, I am sure that with the wide background of the participants someone will be able to answer your question -- and we all learn.

In real life I am Dr. Cherriethel (Cherry) Emerson, a "graying technorat," and an adjunct professor (face-to-face classes) at Front Range Community College (BCC) in Colorado and also teach for CCCOnline, a fully-online part of the CCCS system. I teach Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Introduction to Chicano/a Studies, Anthropology of Folklore and once in a while a Criminal Justice class.

I really have a lifetime interest in gaming, I think it comes from being an only child growing up with grandparents in an isolated environment in Eastern Colorado. I was self-entertaining so always made everything I did into some kind of a game. I also formally studied game theory in collage way back in 1980s. When I worked in private industry I did use game theory and token economy to engage clients as well as staff. I have been doing "computer" games since the text operated version of "Hitchhikker's Guide to the GalaxY" (getting that Babble Fish was really difficult). I do play some MMORPG, and games like Magic the Gathering (face-to-face and online). I also play board games and am the adviser/sponsor of the "Table Top Games" club at my college.

I look forward to the interaction with you so "Let the games begin!"
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#7546537 Mar 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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Hello grasshopper!

Did NOT know that you're obsessed with "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (among the numerous things you already do). What, there's a game version to the book??? I'm running off to tell Steve about this. ;) (he's also an avid Douglas Adams fan).

Very glad to see you back!
Mind Erasure (aka Sherry Jones)
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#7555464 Mar 20, 2013 at 03:45 PM
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Ah that game version was text driven only from about 1980ish. You can still play it online. Old Text Version of the Game
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