Hi! I’m Lotus, and I’m looking forward to being back in Games MOOC, part time probably. I’m a gamer, World of Warcraft mostly, though recently I’ve been dabbling in Minecraft. Next semester, for the first time I’ll be teaching (in an accelerated blended format) a philosophy course called “Technology, Values and Society.” It will focus on issues surrounding information technology, social networking, and video games. Previous Games MOOCs led, in large part, to my enthusiasm for these topics and the research required for developing my version of an old catalog course.
I keep a blog about my interests and explorations in virtual worlds called "Educating Lotus" found here. My most recent post hypes this course and looks at the Minecraft Open House, which I thoroughly enjoyed.