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Week 5 MOOC II
Week 5 Overview

WoW Armory App by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

This week is Mobile and Games. Yes, while we know it's only a week, we have alot to cover so please pick what interests you.

We are going to be looking at mobile apps that are games, mobile apps that let you create your own mobile games and mobile learning in general.

But let's start with a look at the Horizon Report (especially since one of the organizations - Educause is having their conference this week in Denver).

Horizon Report - 2012 Higher Education

So skim through the report and take a look at 3 of the 6 Emerging Trends for this year all relate to this week.

Mobile Apps ( 1 year or less)
Table Computing ( 1 year of less)
Game Based Learning ( 3 years or less)

As a handy resource for information on mobile usage take a look at these resources from Pew Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

Teen, Mobile & Games (3 years old)

But you're here to play games right? Okay, let's take a look at
Games that are Mobile Apps.

There's zillions ( okay maybe millions) of mobile games out there.

Let's narrow the field down to 3 to take a look at for now:


Minecraft Pocket Edition

Plants v. Zombies

Even with so many choices in the App stores, you may not find exactly what you want instead let's look at Mobile Apps that can Help You Build a Mobile Game

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

How Mobile Learning is Different blog post.

How To Start Designing Mobile Games for Your Classroom

For this we'll look at ARGs, Augmented Reality and QR codes.