Academic Trading Cards
I came across this in PhD comics the other day:I am sure that the concept isn't novel - I've been trying to get my friends and colleagues to do something like this for a few years now...to no avail. ;-) I wonder if anyone in the AU EDDE cohorts wants to try something like this. Or, maybe, a Magic the gathering type of card game with academics. If you draw the George Siemens
Gamifying Learning - EDDE 803 edition
Tue, Nov 10 2015 06:00 | #gamification12, Badges, EDDE803, games, gamification, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, Presentation, xMOOC
It feels like it's been a long time since I've written here. Well, still here, still alive, still cracking away at those books, and articles, and assignments for 803. Initially, before this course started,I thought it would be a walk in the park given my background in instructional design. Maybe that was my error. While, content-wise, it is a walk in the park (given my background)
Four weeks, Five MOOCs, One Open2Study experience
Thu, Apr 24 2014 10:57 | #rhizo14, computerScience, games, gamification, HR, MBA, MOOC, Open2Study, programming, xMOOC
Last year when I put out the call for the Great Big MOOC Book, one of the submissions came from a colleague in Australia who is going to write a bit about MOOC experiments that they ran on the Australian Open2Study platform, which is sponsored by the Open University of Australia. I had heard of the platform before, but I never really tried it out since I was testing out other platforms at
After Action Report: One more coursera from Amsterdam down; first Miriada complete. What just happened?
Mon, Mar 3 2014 09:42 | #rhizo14, assessment, communication, coursera, education, games, gamification, languageLearning, miriadax, videogames, videos, xMOOC
Last week was the last formal week of #rhizo14. Even though we crazy lunatics have taken over Dave's P2PU course site and are continuing the course on our own (for now), life goes on and other MOOCs start and finish. This week was the week I completed the Introduction to Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam, and the course Diseño, Organización y Evaluación de videojuegos
Cheating as Learning
Fri, Jan 17 2014 13:09 | #rhizo14, cheating, cMOOC, experiment, games, learning, MOOC, videogames, xMOOC
Alone in the Dark (DOS, Mac System 7.5)So I'm back to another cMOOC arena, yay!!! Just by chance I came across a Rhizomatic Learning course offered by Dave Cormier (of MOOC fame), and the course is called Rhizomatic Learning - The Community is the curriculum. The course spans six weeks and this first week was simply an introduction, but as far as intros go, this has been quite a busy week!
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"
GameMOOC Weeks 3 & 4
Mon, Aug 6 2012 17:30 | #gamemooc, assessment, Badges, games, gamification, gaming, motivation, open
We have now entered week 5 (of 6) of GameMOOC, and I completely forgot to add a quick synopsis of take-aways for the past couple of weeks (time flies!) So here is a quick synopsis of notable things in these two weeks.Week 3: GamificationWeek 3 was all about gamification. There were a number of interesting discussion thread this week, and one of them (which also produced an interesting
Game MOOC, week 1 Observations
With Week 2 of Game MOOC starting up today, I thought it would be worth while to write a couple of observations from the inaugural week of this MOOC.Last week's content was quite interesting. I still see a lot of people still introducing themselves in the "welcome and introduce yourself" forum, so I guess many more people are coming on-board, even at the end of the first week. The video of Jim Gee
Jim Gee on Gaming
This is keynote address from Games for Change. Pretty interesting! Big "G" Games.
OK, I may have bitten off more than I can chew (challenge accepted!). I saw that some former MOOC participants have a new MOOC on games in education. This was too interesting to pass up. Even though next week will be busy with a Sloan-C workshop, and the Campus Technology conference, it's only one week. I can still participate in 5 out of the 6 weeks on this MOOC :-)I am seriously looking