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Sword and Board Summer

Sword and Board: MMORPG Madness Project

Jokaydia Unconference http://onlinevents.co.uk/jokaydiaunconfmay2010  overview from Saturday May 29

Video Teaser http://animoto.com/play/xiiKh795iT39OLogpOJKLQ

Come and learn what the MMORPG Madness educators are doing in and with World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Vanguard, Allods and Runescape. No prerequisites other than an adventurous nature and inquiring mind. Target audience is educators who want to learn more! We’ll be holding these discussion whether we have 4, 14 or 40 participants. We’re located in Second Life on Rockcliffe University slurl http://ow.ly/1RoqF

MMORPG Exploration Basics

2 pm SLT Sunday June 6   Week 1 –  Discussion of  Uses of Games in a Course
2 pm SLT Sunday June 13  Week 2 – Discussion of Evaluating and Choosing A Game
2 pm SLT Sunday June 20 Week 3 – Discussion of Developing the Assignment, Assessment and the Grading Rubric
 
This is a three-week symposium/discussion in Second Life and online by instructors who use games to teach. Participants will engage in discussion, review, and evaluation of MMORPGs  and COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) for educational purposes. The emphasis in this seminar is using a game to enhance course content and student engagement. When students play, they seriously learn.
 
·        Week 1 – Discussion of  Games and Uses of Games in a Class
 
·        Week 2 – Discussion of Evaluating and Choosing A Game
 
·        Week 3 –  Discussion of Developing the Assignment, Assessment and the Grading Rubric
 
World of Warcraft Exploration

3 pm SLT Sunday June 20
This is an introductory tour of the most popular game in the MMORPG genre. World of Warcraft (WoW)has over 11.5 million players worldwide that interact daily with the game and each other. Participants will enter WoW and receive a guided tour that will address the economy, culture, questing, and other aspects of the game. This tour will be followed by a debriefing where participants can brainstorm and discuss their experiences and WoW application to their courses. Please email center4edupunx@gmail.com if interested in attending – we will send instructions.

Additional MMORPGs to come (June – September) Warhammer, Runescape, Allods, Jade Dynasty/Perfect World and Age of Conan.