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#7546504 Mar 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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Hello Games MOOCers!


I'm Mind Erasure (aka Sherry Jones), and I've been obsessed with digital games since the days of Atari and Famicom, when Qbert and Arcanoid were the bomb and table arcade games were played by the top game pro leaguers/nerds (oh, how I missed staring down on the flat, smooth, glass tabletop, while nervously rattling the tiny plastic joystick to maneuver Ms. Pacman through the maze to obtain all the fruits, eat up all the blue ghosts (yeah, I recognize that this is weird), before leaving the maze to enter into the next identical maze FTW). Wait, Paperboy anybody? Man, the good ole' days! (I feel old)

(Click on the links above. You KNOW you want to.)

In my "serious" time, I teach Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Composition at UCD and various colleges within CCCS. I have incorporated digital games in many of my assignment plans throughout the years, and my (sinister?) goal is to use digital games (from various game genres) as texts alongside traditional phil/rhet texts for planning an entire course; my students don't seem to mind this grand scheme of mine. ;)


Here goes my mini-plug: I'll be offering a gMOOC this summer (May 28 - August 1, 2013) that will show you exactly how digital games can be employed to enhance a high rigor college course. Think of my gMOOC as a "sister MOOC" to this Games MOOC, as our two MOOCs will work together to offer students, teachers, and anyone who want to see a fresh approach to teaching advanced English Composition with digital games as texts for critiquing cultural and social values, as well as political intentions. The link will be posted here as the gMOOC time nears. ;)


Anyway, this is my third time participating in Games MOOC, and I'm very happy to again partake in the unique and collaborative learning experience that only Games MOOC can offer. You will see me contributing to the discussions when I can. As I have said many times before, I very much appreciate the existence of the Games MOOC (and how well our facilitator, Kae Novak, organize and deliver the great content to us). With all that being said, let's commence the Games MOOC. Game mode activate!
Mind Erasure (aka Sherry Jones)
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#7548292 Mar 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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[quote_post7546504 user=768643]Hello Games MOOCers!


I'm Mind Erasure (aka Sherry Jones), and I've been obsessed with digital games since the days of Atari and Famicom, when


Here goes my mini-plug: I'll be offering a gMOOC this summer (May 28 - August 1, 2013) that will show you exactly how digital games can be employed to enhance a high rigor college course. Think of my gMOOC as a "sister MOOC" to this Games MOOC, as our two MOOCs will work together to offer students, teachers, and anyone who want to see a fresh approach to teaching advanced English Composition with digital games as texts for critiquing cultural and social values, as well as political intentions. The link will be posted here as the gMOOC time nears. ;)

I am so glad to see you back, and I have erased my mind so I have room for all the new things you will be teaching us. I am old enough I played the original pong the year it came out. Was mystified! LOL I would like to know more about the MOOC you will have in the summer, this one will be going to but I think there is always room for more "mooc."
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