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Ender’s Game and Education

Friday, April 28th, 2017
For the month of May, we are reading, dissecting and discussing  Ender's Game (Book 1) with the Metagame Book Club. We had this strange idea of mapping it back to educational theory.  Is it more Kolb' s Experiential Learning Cycle and where does Montessori show up in there? We'll do Google Hangouts on it each Wednesday in May 9 pm ET/7 pm MT. Read More

Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Please Join the Games & Sims Network for a livestream of the closing keynote of our summer book club. Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University professor, game designer and researcher will be presenting Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions. In the book club, we’ve discussed virtual reality, gamification and the quantified self, games as assessment and what school would look like if it was in virtual world. We’ve played Ingress guided in hangouts by Michael… Read More

Games Events This Week

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Thursday February 21 at 7 pm MT will be the seventh installment of the G.A.M.E. "It Takes A Guild - A Guild of Educators" webinar series. We will be interviewing Tanya Martin, Chris Luchs, Kae Novak and Vasili Giannoutous on livestreaming game play, Machinima and the 2013 Machinima Fest at the ISTE Annual Conference in San Antonio. Mists of PanderiaRead 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

So this week in Games

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Connected Educator Month! The U.S. Department of Education declared the month of August to be online Connected Educator month, as we have always been part of an online community of educators, we're a bit involved. Edupunkers and friends representing... Deathwing Down VI Tuesday August 21st 6 pm SLT This immersive environment field trip will include visits with Peggy Sheehy from G.A.M.E.… Read More

ARG 4 Educators

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
In May, a group of educators that just finished up with the Virtual Worlds, Games and Education MOOC decided to take educational DYI a bit further and design an ARG (Alternate Reality Game). So for three weeks, they studied, discussed and constructed components of an ARG. They even presented their thoughts at the University of Michigan’s 4T (Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology) Virtual Conference 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

Save the Dates!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Virtual Worlds & Games UnSymposium

November 2 & 3

with a Evening of Machinima


About the UnSymposium The Virtual Worlds & Games UnSymposium is a community building event that provides opportunities for graduate students, alumni and educators to share current practices, network with colleagues, and explore opportunities for professional development, enhancing research, teaching and… 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