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#7551847 Mar 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Consigliere
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So glad you can join us in GameMOOC III!
Fiero moments and “hard fun” (term coined by Seymour Papert) will be had by all. I come from the world of higher education with ardent curiosity on games and play as part of the learning process. As this season begins, I am reminded of a passage in Huizinga’s masterpiece “Homo Ludens” which says “Play casts a spell over us; it is “enchanting”, “captivating”. It is invested with the noblest qualities we are capable of perceiving in things: rhythm and harmony.” So, I look forward to playing and learning together in the next few weeks on a variety of great topics.

Also, come and join me (a.k.a Beliri “A betrayer in the making”) in WoW!

Frankie :)
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#7555271 Mar 20, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Guild Officer
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Hi Frankie!

Great to see you here and thanks for bringing up Huizinga's Homo Ludens. When we start on ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) we will really start discussing his concept of the "magic circle." I really look forward to your participation in that.

kae
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#7559091 Mar 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Guides
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Glad to see you here. I really appreciated that quote, and since I am currently teaching an online and face-to-face Anthropology of Religion class, I will keep that quote in mind, I like to think of my classes as "magic circles" I have always though of my classes as fictive kin, extended family, and that there is a magic quality to our existence regardless of how brief, but with social media, I am still connected with so many of my former students perhaps the circle isn't broken yet.

I agree with Kae that when we start that discussion on ARGs we will expand. I look forward to interaction with you.
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#7575753 Mar 25, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Consigliere
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Hi Kae and Grasshopper!

I'd be happy to participate in the ARG week. The Gamemooc is one of my treasured "magic circles." I wish there were more hours to the day so that I could spend more time with you all.

Grasshopper: I bow to you for the care you take for your students. Indeed, some of our students become part of the family through the experiences in the course. Often times, it is challenging to create those magic circles conducive to fiero and flow moments for our students, but to strive for such experiences becomes the beacon of light in the learning process (so I think).

Looking forward to chatting

Frankie
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#7579190 Mar 25, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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#7575753 Fantonelli wrote:

Hi Kae and Grasshopper!

Grasshopper: I bow to you for the care you take for your students. Indeed, some of our students become part of the family through the experiences in the course. Often times, it is challenging to create those magic circles conducive to fiero and flow moments for our students, but to strive for such experiences becomes the beacon of light in the learning process (so I think).

Looking forward to chatting

Frankie



I think the most heartening statement I ever read was in the Introduction to Chicano/a Studies class last fall, they had to write an essay on "What they knew now that they didn't know at the beginning of the class." One student wrote "I didn't know a class could be a family." Here is a picture of us, or some of us at at the altar we constructed at the Longmont Museum for Day of the Dead. Looks like family to me.


altar 2013 by grasshopper98, on Flickr
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