Category Archives: activities

HighScore House – Gamifying chores – update

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to try out HighScore House – an online system for tracking and rewarding kids (and parents I guess) for household tasks. We’re still tweaking the system – and it’s … Continue reading

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GamesMOOC – Participant contributions (Part 1)

I left out the wealth of participant contributions in my recent overviews of the first five weeks of GamesMOOC and I’m not entirely sure why. I suspect it was because there are so many great contributions, ideas and opportunities for … Continue reading

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GamesMOOC Week 5 – Alternate Reality Games

Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) was the focus for Week 5, those games that spill over into “real life” and make use of a range of delivery platforms to present clues to puzzles that generally are intended to be solved in … Continue reading

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Game based learning and MOOCs – some thoughts on both.

I’ve been participating in a Games-based Learning MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for the last 3 weeks and thought that it was time to take a moment to reflect on how it is going. This is actually the third MOOC … Continue reading

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Branching roleplay test

Just seeing if this works – hosted in Dropbox

 

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Cathy Moore on developing branching dialogue trees for scenarios

Elearning example: Branching scenario » Making Change (tags: game_design gamedesign edugames gamerlearner roleplay decision_tree branching scenario) Cathy Moore is one of my favourite edubloggers. She always writes interesting and more importantly highly practical posts about teaching and learning online, with … Continue reading

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Aldrich’s questions for subject matter experts

Clark Aldrich is one of the best writers around on the use of simulations/games in education – I picked up two of his books over the break and am looking forward to diving into them soon. He keeps a great … Continue reading

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