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Games Based Learning MOOC

via Independent

Overview

The Games MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course focusing on game based learning in education. Besides connectivism learning theory, this MOOC is informed by gaming guild culture and the gamer disposition. Part I will focus on exploring collaboration, cross-functional teams and multi-player game based learning. We will take a close look at the features of multi-players games by going into MMORPGs (Massively Online Role-Playing Games) and also livestreaming from them. We will be exploring and even experiencing what makes these games so engaging. Part II will be a tour of online and immersive environments for game based learning. There will be an emphasis on you building your game based learning PLN (Personal Learning Network). We will visit multiple virtual learning environments, virtual worlds, sandbox games and MMORPGs.

Taught by

Kae Novak

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