Game Elements for Learning (GE4L) introduces participants to game elements for teaching and learning through sharing, game elements, discussion and participation in self-selected methods.
What exactly are game elements for learning? How can the elements be …… Continue reading
I’ve collected a few of my favourite buzz words for 2012 and 2013 and made a silly comic strip. Its funny listening to people throw these words into as many conversations as possible or trying to coin their own phrases
and just in case you didn’t know…
MOOC – massive open online course
MOCC – first time I saw this one was today – mid-sized online closed course
COC – ok totally made this one up – closed online course
MOOL – made this one up a while back – massive open online learning
While building a Google sites template for 18 honors thesis writers, I was careful to ensure all the Web content was in order before I started making copies from the template. Once all 18 sites were created from the template, errors or omissions from the template would have to be corrected on all 18 sites.… Continue reading
I recently attended an online Open Day on Massively Minecraft. It was probably the steepest learning curve I’ve encountered in a while, perhaps since primary school, honest! And here is what I learned.
Massively Minecraft (MM) is a guild or ‘ learning community for kids and their parents – exploring how to live, work and play in MineCraft.’(MM site) It had been recommended to me by several colleagues in my PLN as an excellent working model of an educational private-server community for Minecraft.…
After talking with my boss (Head of Learning Resources) and with one of the school IT staff who is very supportive of games-based learning, we have decided to pursue setting up a Minecraft private server and beginning a small after-school group in the library next term.…
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I’m a big fan of play – it is one of the most authentic, engaging, rewarding modes of learning.
My old school (primary) was heavily into play-based learning but now I work in a high school.…
Most of my upcoming posts are going to be on the topic of game principles for instructional design. This post reflects on my experience with simple games in our school and how this topic is going to be wildfire in the best K-12 systems very soon.…