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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Eduversal Studios

We’re working on a pretty cool project at CIT now – developing models, practices and standards for using virtual worlds in the classroom, with a particular focus on the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. We are using Croquet, an … Continue reading

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Creating the First Person Learner: Educational Applications of the First Person Shooter game genre (Me, 2008)

Creating the First Person Learner: Educational Applications of the First Person Shooter game genre. Abstract Many students’ initial experiences of Vocational Education and Training (VET) involve spending large amounts of time methodically developing foundation skills and knowledge in their chosen … Continue reading

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Thoughts on: UnrealTriage: A Game-Based Simulation for Emergency Response (McGrath & Hill,

McGrath, D. and Hill, D. (2004) UnrealTriage: A Game-based Simulation for Emergency Response Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College. Retrieved 31st May 2008 from http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/library/58.pdf McGrath and Hill describe the process they went through in developing an emergency response … Continue reading

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