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Summer MOOCs

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
3 Immersive and Game Based Learning MOOCs happening now! rgMOOC Invitation from Sherry Jones, rgMOOC creator to lurk, participate and learn in the rgMOOC (RHETORIC AND GAME-BASED MOOC) rgMOOC is a Rhetoric and Game-Based MOOC that is co-created by Sherry Jones and Kate Guthrie Caruso, and will be released on May 28, 2013 - August 1, 2013. This free and open course is constructed based on the gMOOC theory that is co-founded by Sherry Jones and Jack Park. Twitter @rgMOOC! Anne… Read More


Monday, September 24th, 2012
Got MOOC? A MOOC is a massive online open course. MOOCs seem to have been in the educational news quite a bit over the last few months. Stanford University ran their first MOOC last fall. In May, Harvard announced that will be working with MIT to create a nonprofit called edX to offer MOOCs. But the first MOOCs started out of Canadian universities in 2008 and were a little less massive with enrollment of only 2000 – 3000 participants. This live online session will be a presentation and discussion of the different types of MOOCs , an overview of what MOOCs you may want to take and what you will see if you take one! So… Read More

Games Based Learning MOOC

Sunday, July 1st, 2012
We’re doing a MOOC!  To be more specific, we’re doing a Games-based Learning MOOC. A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course based on the learning theory of connectivism. Since 2008, there have been a series of these free open online courses offered. This course is informed by their design and implementation. This MOOC will be an introduction to games-based principles and the motivation and engagement aspects of different types of games as they relate to learning. This is a free, open course for all educators. The model for the course design is based on social network knowledge construction.Read More

Virtual Worlds MOOC Nominated

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
A Virtual Worlds, Games and Education Tour has been nominated for Best Educational Event in a Virtual World 2011-12."   It was 4 weeks of touring virtual worlds, making Machinima, playing World of Warcraft, peeking in at EVEOnline and pushing our intellect limits during bleeding edge week. This MOOC or OOC… Read More

ARG Academy

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

More fun! The Alternate Reality Game Academy at P2PU

  Come join EduPunxers at this spin-off of the Virtual Worlds, Games and Education Tour. We're doing blended, mixed, augmented and virtual reality at the ARG… Read More

Closing the Loop or the MOOC

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Please join the MOOC – the Virtual Worlds, Games and Education Tour in Second Life on Wednesday April 25th for “Closing the Loop.” There will be a wrap-up discussion, a bit of music with DJ Carter Denja and a preview of some things to come.   Read More

EVE Online

Friday, April 13th, 2012
John Carter McKnight - SL: Kaseido Quandry has been teaching and researching virtual worlds. At VWBPE, he presented Space Makes You Bitter. He gave us a raincheck on a tour of EVE Online. This Saturday, April 14 - he's taking us into the EVE Online sandbox. It may be a little scary - but please come join us! 6pm SLT - EveOnline Overview: Rally Point in Second Life - Front Range… Read More

Yes, it is Bleeding Edge Week

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Looking for some Cognitive Overload or perhaps a bit of  Cognitive Dissonance? Death Scene 2 Please join us for Week 4  of the Virtual Worlds, Games & Education MOOC This week is Leading or maybe even Bleeding Edge Week. We start with Bev G. McArthur from Human… Read More


Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
VWBPE MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course) or OOC (just Open Online Course) is now live! This is a 4 week open course following the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference. It is meant as time to reflect on what you learned and get into a deeper discussion than a 3 day conference allows. Everyone is welcome, attendance at the conference is not a requirement to participate. The course's… Read More

VWBPE – Prologue

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
SITE Floating Island VWBPE: THE PROLOGUE or Program Update Virtual World Best Practices in Education Conference March 15- 17, 2012 5 weeks and counting but there is still time..... The CFP is still open until February 15, 2012. The Call for Proposals (papers, workshops, games, Machinima and posters) has been extended to midnight on February 15, 2012.  All that’s required is a 50 – 100 word abstract (full papers… Read More