This week is Mobile and Games. We'll be discussing both - especially what makes mobile different. The picture above is for a mobile app for a World of Warcraft which is normally played on desktop or a laptop. Our first guest speaker Trish Cloud discussed Minecraft PE rather than Minecraft on a desktop. So what is happening with mobile culture, mobile education and how does this relate to games?
So skim through 3 of the 6 Emerging Trends for 2012 that all relate to this week. Mobile Apps ( 1 year or less) p. 10 -13 Table Computing ( 1 year of less) p. 14 -17 Game Based Learning ( 3 years or less) p. 18 - 21
Then take a look at the Horizon Report for 2013 Notice, it's no longer Mobile Apps and then Tablet Computing - It's now only Tablet Computing ( 1 year or less) p. 15 - 19 Game Based Learning ( 3 years or less) p. 20 -23
No more section on Apps alone - why? Apps are becoming ubiquitous.
Another Resource for us to look at it the Pew Internet & American Life Project main site.
For an extensive list of all things educational and mobile take a look at this Emerging Mobilization Technologies, Tennessee Board of Regents: http://www.tbrelearning.org/ But please pace yourself...there is so much to look at here. It also gives us so much to discuss!
On Thursday, we do part interview, part presentation and part Google Hangout on a Bootstrapping an ARG.
So after you're done with these, what do you do? Go into the Discussion Forum and get involved!
If you are pursuing a badge - here is the link to see what is required. Supplement Readings and Resources