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More Serious Gaming Fun ….

Monday, October 10th, 2011
A number of our EduPunxers are involved in the Virtual Worlds Unsymposium www.vw.unsymposium.org We're helping organize and facillitating some discussions. So far we are looking at..... Discussion of World of Warcraft, Cognitive Surplus and Theorycraft.  We're going into WoW almost every day and while there have been discussion on how to use it for your class - we really want to get into a discussion that really details the math, statistics and management strategy involved in participating in WoW on a raid level. A rousing game of "Burning Questions/Taboo Topics" - what's… Read More

Games, Play and Community CFP

Monday, September 5th, 2011
CALL FOR PROPOSALS The UnSymposium 2011: Games, Play and Community www.vw.unsymposium.org Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4-6, 2011. Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium is a community building event that provides opportunities for graduate students, alumni, and educators to share innovative practices, network with colleagues, and explore opportunities for professional development, enhancing research, teaching, and learning. This UnSymposium is particularly interested in works in progress, sessions that provide ample opportunity for symposiast participation, and cutting edge uses of technology… Read More

Games, Play and Community

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Ready for An UnSymposium Let's get started..... We are  planning for the in-depth discussion and collegiality inherent in symposiums, mashing that up with an unconference format, and still allowing  for thoughtful presentations on research and works in progress?   There will be a structured CFP that will be announced on September 1st. This CFP will provide the initial scope of the Unsymposium. Some initial topics being considered are Virtual Worlds, MMORPG(s), Machinima, augmented reality, alternate reality games and a little bit of sub-creation studies. Also during September: Group on Quest Line during… Read More

Teaching Chicano Studies

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Local, Digital and Virtual  - el Día de los Muertos  EduPunxers will be reporting on their project with a Chicano Studies class at a community college on how to do blended in the classroom so it enhances not distracts. This is from our November session when this was still a work in progress. Global Education Conference 2010 http://www.globaleducationconference.com/index.html  Conference Elluminate Recording http://bit.ly/i67yrY… Read More