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Educause 2012 Report

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
This is entirely from the prospective of an a bootstrapper looking at conference with people who have budgets. MOOCs The New York Times has dubbed this the “Year of the MOOC” and that was readily apparent at the Educause. MOOCs were continually discussed. Massively Online Open Courses are currently divided into two categories which an emerging third and are described at The Many Manifestations of the MOOC xMOOC is the term being used for the MOOCs that are coming out of the Ivy Leagues, Udacity (Stanford… Read More

Game Based Learning MOOC

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Links and Resources from Games Based Learning MOOC from eLCC Game Based Learning MOOC twitter @ proximalzone flickr Game Based Learning MOOC group Virtual Worlds and Games UnSymposium November 2 - 3, 2012  Read More

Organizing the UnSymposium

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Zombies..... Ninjas…. And Pirates…. No it’s not the Apocalypse But, it will be disruptive There will be rogue teachers Games, Virtual vorlds MMORPGs and Machinima MOOCs, OOCs, Badges & Gamification Think of this disruption ….Play as Professional Development So come join for the Third Annual UnSymposium Friday November 2 & Saturday 3, 2012 The Virtual Worlds and Games UnSymposium in its third year is a grassroot community organized yearly event. The theme this year is disruption and we couldn’t think of a better way to pull that theme off than ninjas, zombies and pirates. Disruption in education in whatever shape or form has been a daily… Read More


Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
We're having our weekly Game MOOC tweetchat #gamemooc on Wednesday at 9 pm ET/ 7 pm MT (Denver). The topic this week will be badges, achievements, awards and xp. The purpose of the tweetchat is to chat of course, maybe come to a consensus on when we use those terms and then maybe lead us into a bit of a bigger discussion. That would be this discussion... Last week at the wrap-up for Connected Educator month, there was a session on Connected Education and Badges. Chat Transcript only Since the mission of G.A.M.E.… Read More

Top 10 Lists…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
There's been a series of games based learning lists that have come out over the last two weeks. Twitter Feeds for Educational Gaming Blogs about Game Based Learning 20 best learning blogs… 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

I Wanna Be A Machinima Star

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
“I Wanna be a Machinima Star” We are doing a parody of a parody. Based on the Tech Star video we are making “I Wanna Be a Machinima Star” There are a few different ways of participating if you are interested: 1) Send a 30 second video clip of your avatar or a… Read More

ARG Academy at 4TVirtualCon

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Educators from the ARG Academy and good friend and guildee, Mellody Collier had the opportunity to present Introduction to ARGs and Tech Tools University of Michigan's 4T Virtual Conference.   Designing an ARG session   While EduPunxers have been involved in creating ARGs, AR simulations… 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

Self-Study smiles…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Is it possible to do a self-study and actually enjoy the process? I think it may be. Tonight during the ISTE SIGVE leadership office hours, the discussion of the self- study included talk of  Papert's "hard fun", fiero ( the… Read More