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#7564493 Mar 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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Finally it's Friday, official professional development time. I haven't even had time to look at any of the materials for this week yet, but I did go to an informal talk by Sean Duncan this morning, so maybe that counts for something.

My actual name is Maggie Ricci and I'm an instructional technology consultant at Indiana University in the Center for Innovative Teaching and learning. While I don't claim to be much of a gamer (short stints in WOW, some fairly dedicated time with Spore, and a decent amount of board game play), I'm pretty dedicated to helping spread the gospel about games and learning. I'm currently working with a faculty learning community at IU that is looking at designing games for use in their classrooms. It's a pretty small group of mostly novices who probably don't fully realize how fortunate they (we) are to have Ted Castronova and Sarah "Intellagirl" Smith-Robbins as the leaders of that group.

So I'm in a fabulous place to be looking at games in education as far as the brain trust goes, but IU Bloomington is a pretty traditional R1 university where experimenting with teaching is a low priority for most of the faculty. All pretty interesting.

I don't know if I'll be mostly lurking or really getting involved here, but I'm sure looking forward to being able to immerse myself in the topic at least a little bit.
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#7564517 Mar 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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Oh yeah, forgot my Twitter handle.

@maggiericci
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#7564788 Mar 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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#7564493 truegrit wrote:

Finally it's Friday, official professional development time. I haven't even had time to look at any of the materials for this week yet, but I did go to an informal talk by Sean Duncan this morning, so maybe that counts for something.


So I'm in a fabulous place to be looking at games in education as far as the brain trust goes, but IU Bloomington is a pretty traditional R1 university where experimenting with teaching is a low priority for most of the faculty. All pretty interesting.

I don't know if I'll be mostly lurking or really getting involved here, but I'm sure looking forward to being able to immerse myself in the topic at least a little bit.



Sounds like you are in a nice place to look at games in education and we all suffer from that, well most of us do, traditional college/university syndrome. We love lurkers and we do hope you can be a participant-lurker ;) Sounds like you will have a lot to offer this group. What I really like about this particular MOOC is the sharing and openness of the participants. Sometimes you are in groups where the participants are very guarded about sharing because they want things to "be theirs." Here all the information belongs to everyone. I like that. So do participate when you can.
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#7575198 Mar 24, 2013 at 08:52 PM
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Hi Maggie,

I'm envious of your faculty learning community. Your group leaders already provide inspiration to a global audience, I've heard Intellagirl speak at ISTE SL conferences and on discussion panels. Encourage the novices to really jump in and follow those leaders!

Eru
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#7766124 May 02, 2013 at 10:22 AM · Edited over 8 years ago
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Hello, I was very impressed with you. Nice to get acquainted.

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