Category Archives: alternate reality games

Games in Education – some thoughts from Extra Credit (Penny Arcade)

The people at Extra Credit, an online cartoon mini-lecture about all facets of games, always have some interesting ideas to share about games. This video about some of the issues facing the successful use of games in education is particularly … Continue reading

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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 2)

Continuing on with looking at the great participant contributions in the GamesMOOC: There was a great discussion (mainly) between grasshopper98 and akoutropoulos about the pros and cons of collaboration and competition in classroom games – how they can work to … 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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