Category Archives: activity

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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Mechanical Hoist Training Sim – Android Apps on Google Play

Free Android based simulation developed for training health professionals in using mechanical hoists. Looks quite interesting. Read more

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Branching roleplay test

Just seeing if this works – hosted in Dropbox

 

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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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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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Thoughts on: Authentic Learning Experiences Through Play: Games, Simulations and the Construction of Knowledge – Lisa Galarneau

Galarneau, L. (2005) Authentic Learning Experiences Through Play: Games, Simulations and the Construction of Knowledge. Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing Views – Worlds in Play . Vancouver, BC: DiGRA I think I might have me a little gamelearner crush … Continue reading

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