Category Archives: activity

Thoughts on: From “First Person Shooter” to Multi-User knowledge spaces – Mathias Fuchs and Syl Eckermann

Fuchs, M. & Eckermann, S. (2001) From “First Person Shooter” to Multi-User Knowledge Spaces. In F. Nack (Ed.) Proceedings COSIGN 2001 – 1st Conference on Computational Semiotics for Games and New Media (pp. 83-87). CWI, Amsterdam. In 2001, Fuchs and … Continue reading

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Alternate Reality Games and an idea for mobile gaming

Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) take a cross media approach to game play and attempt to bring the action more into the player’s day to day life. Wikipedia says that: An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive narrative that uses … Continue reading

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Playing: Team Fortress 2 on Xbox Live

My feeling with games in education is that it’s important to actually get out there and play them to understand best how the elements that make them so engaging actually work. Having done the Portal thing, I was ready to … Continue reading

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Paper based simulation to explain blogging.

Blogging can be a very useful tool in the classroom for getting learners to express themselves, share ideas, offer each other feedback and reflect on their experiences. Subjects where learners keep a work-journal of some description (while working on a … Continue reading

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