Week 1 Introduction to Games and Games Based Learning Research
In general if you aren't pursuing a badge please take a very connectivist approach to this open course - skim the material to get a basic understanding; then pick what you find interesting, intriguing or contentious to look at further. Then please tell us what you think and what you'd like to discuss further. Post in the forum or write it up on your own blog and post in discussions.
We'll be starting off the course with a James Gee Keynote Address
While this was available directly, livestream now does have you make a quick account. The other option is this YouTube video of the James Gee keynote. It is lesser quality but is accessible for mobile.
Here is also a basic intro prezi for some of the games based researchers and types of games.
James Gee goes over what is required for a "Big G" game and we'd like to explore that in discussions and in our live events this week.