Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall 2013 Games MOOC

Please join us for the Fall Games MOOC!

This will be the fifth offering of the Games Based Learning MOOC. Our theme for the Fall Games MOOC is “Make, Hack and Game!” Week One will begin with an overview of the Maker Movement, Hackathons as problem based learning and the gamer and modding disposition.  For this iteration, we’ll be using Minecraft as our online building and maker space. We’ll also be connecting across the nation with educators and educational organizations exploring game based learning. So expect invitations to fun and engaging online events.  We have five questlines associated with the Fall Games MOOC. These begin on Week 3. Feel free to participate in any or all of these. To learn more and sign-up please go here.


Maker Movement




Game Camp

Online and Face-to-Face Events

October 26
Minecraft Open House
In Minecraft and livestreamed over Google Hangout

November 2
Hackathon Observation Meet-up
There are 2 hackathons happening on Saturday
We’ll send more information on where and when we’ll “meet up” at the hackathons.

November 16
Game Camp
Westminster Campus, Front Range Community College
Informal – let’s discuss, network and make a game!
10 am – 4 pm

December 6 and 7
Minecraft and More UnSymposium
Portions in Minecraft and Second Life
Livestreamed over Google Hangout

The Games MOOC is an open course for all educators. The model for participation is based on social network knowledge construction. Learners will be able to be active in the course in several ways from lurking (reading the discussions), to being engaged in game-play to actively creating content in the course with the MOOC designer and Advisory Group. We do understand that a participant’s level of activity may vary based on the individual’s interest in the weekly topics or other time commitments.

So feel free to lurk! As one of our MOOC Advisory Board members says, “Lurk and learn!”

If you have any questions, please contact Kae Novak at or call 303-404-5470.

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