New Semester, New MOOCs
Wed, Sep 11 2013 07:00 | #altcred, Badges, coursera, coursesites, games, learning, linguistics, literature, MMORPG, MOOC, narrative, New Media, pragmatics, teaching, videogames
Well, new semester, new experimentation with xMOOCs (I didn't see any cMOOCs on the docket this fall). I decided to try out a few MOOCs on subjects that are interesting to me, as always, while I try to find my way toward a potential dissertation proposal.The first two MOOCs are on coursera and they are "Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative" from Vanderbilt and "Video Games and Learning"
Games MOOC, Week 2 Wrap-up
Last week was a pretty interesting week in Games MOOC. The main idea behind the week was to try out some new games and explore the game dynamics. There were a few recommendations, among them RuneScape, a free (or freemium?) online MMORPG. I thought I would give it the "ol' college try" and try out something new, but RuneScape just was not cooperating with me! That, plus I was at the