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This slideshow is presented at the 2013 e-Learning Consortium of Colorado Conference on April 10, 2013. Through this slideshow, we are introducing gMOOC to the MOOC Universe, and we are releasing ...

This slideshow is presented at the 2013 e-Learning Consortium of Colorado Conference on April 10, 2013. Through this slideshow, we are introducing gMOOC to the MOOC Universe, and we are releasing rgMOOC (Rhetoric and Game-Based MOOC) on May 28 - August 1, 2013.

rgMOOC Trailer
http://bit.ly/rgmoocpromo

rgMOOC (May 28 - August 1, 2013)
http://bit.ly/rgmoocourse

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  • 1. gMOOC and rgMOOC:Theory and DesignSherry Jones and Kate CarusoeLearning Consortium of ColoradoApril 10, 2013Slideshow: http://bit.ly/gmoocThis work is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
  • 2. What is a MOOC?● Massive Open OnlineCourse (experimentallearning platform)● Term founded in 2008by George Siemens,David Wiley, DaveCormier, StephenDownes● Learning theories ofConnectivism,Constructivism, andEmergence● 2012 - Year of MOOCs!● Over 6000 MOOCsworldwide (2/18/2013)Image by David Kernohan: https://twitter.com/dkernohan/status/250889990828089344/photo/1/large
  • 3. MOOC Traditional OnlineCourse● "Massive" = 150 people (Dunbars Number)○ "The Dunbars number represents themaximum (theoretical number of peoplea person can reasonably interact with)"-- Stephen Downes● "Open" = Open Access (Creative Commons)● Student-Centered Learning on Large Scale(150/network among 10,000, 100,000, ???)● Beyond LMS - Social Media and InnovativeTech Tools for OER creation+distribution
  • 4. 2 Types of MOOCs: xMOOC vs.cMOOC● 2 types of MOOCs dominate the market● xMOOC - The "x" refers to Edx, MITx,Harvardx (with Coursera as commercial x)● "In those xMOOCs a professor is taking thelead and the learning experience isorganized top-down."-- Peeragogy● Professor is the virtual "sage on the stage"● xMOOCs are lectures and tests driven
  • 5. 2 Types of MOOCS: xMOOC vs.cMOOC (Cont)● cMOOC = Connectivist MOOC, designoriginates from the MOOC founders● "Learning takes place through self-organized networks of participants, and isalmost decentralized; individuals andgroups create blogs or wikis around theirown interpretations of the texts andlectures, and comment on each otherswork"-- Peeragogy
  • 6. In Essence, cMOOCs changelearning from this . . .Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/7102630165/
  • 7. To this . . .Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/1804295568/
  • 8. What is gMOOC?● gMOOC = Game-Based Learning MOOC● Term coined by Sherry Jones (Prof. ofPhilosophy, Rhetoric, Comp.) and Jack Park(Founder of Knowledge Gardening Theory)● Uses Digital Games for immersive learningof almost any discipline (ex. Composition)● Follows cMOOCs connectivist anddecentralized organization● Motivators - Digital Games and Badges!
  • 9. gMOOC in Practice● Video conversations● Group problem solving via networking● Multiple weekly digital games and exerciseswill be offered (choose 1 game to play and1 exercise to complete!)● Synchronous chats on Tweetchat, GoogleHangout, Youtube, or Mightybell (for Q & A)● Asynchronous discussions with curation● Massive collaborative writing on Etherpads(3, 2, 1, lets all write at the same time!)
  • 10. Introducing rgMOOC (Rhetoricand Game-Based MOOC)!Link: http://bit.ly/rgmoocpro1
  • 11. What is rgMOOC?● rgMOOC = Rhetoric and Game-BasedMOOC● Advanced English Composition Course thatanalyzes digital games as texts● Offered via Arapahoe Community College● 10 Weeks Summer (May 28 - Aug. 1, 2013)● 15 Weeks Fall● Join Us! Free Registration Form at http://bit.ly/rgmoocreg
  • 12. Why rgMOOC for ACC students?● Raises rigor of academiclanguage use via gameanalysis● Fosters critical thinkingskills through immersivegaming● Showcases a competitiveTransfer Level WritingMOOC● Pioneers a Student-Centered ColoradoCommunity CollegeMOOC!Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/windy/444393243/
  • 13. Can I take rgMOOC?● Yes!! rgMOOC is free andopen to everyone!● For those interested inplaying and writingabout the meaning ofdigital games● For Educators interestedin applying game-basedlearning● Please note some gamesare rated M (Mature)Source: http://blog.plane.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Game-based-Learning-picture_png.png
  • 14. Theory Applied in rgMOOC:Procedural Rhetoric● Procedural Rhetoric is the study of theunderlying rules of a game system thatmakes claims about the world● "Procedural Rhetoric is a type ofprocedural literacy that advances andchallenges the logics that underliebehavior, and how such logics work"-- Ian Bogost(Persuasive Games p. 258)
  • 15. Possible Topics in rgMOOC● Games as Art + Socio-cultural Constructs● Paratextuality/Transmediality of Games● Game Genres as Mediators of Meaning● Game Rules, Mechanics, and Dynamics as"Procedural Rhetoric"● Gameplay and Aristotelian Triangle (Ethos,Pathos, Logos)● Game Design and 4 Elements of Rhetoric(Purpose, Audience, Situation, Claims)● Game Platforms, Culture, and Audience
  • 16. Yes! We will beplaying digital gameseach week!Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APS3_controller.png
  • 17. Lets Play a Game/Rule System!http://www.molleindustria.org/en/tamatipico/
  • 18. Rules in Tamatipico● Identity: Your Virtual Flexworker● Place Rule: Work - Park - Home● Move Rule - Mouse Click● Factory Rule: Single Action, Drill Holes● Park Rules: Dual Actions, Eat and Sleep● Home Rule: Single Action, Watch TV● Rules Define Tamatipico As A CORPORATESLAVE!
  • 19. Lets Play a Game/Rule System!http://www.molleindustria.org/everydaythesamedream/everydaythesamedream.html
  • 20. Rules In Every Day The SameDream● Identity: Businessman● Place Rule: Home - Side Street - Cemetery -Highway - Highrise - Field● Move Rule: Left and Right Arrow Keys● Interaction Rule: Move towards objects andcharacters● Completion Rule: Repetitive Gameplay● Rules Show That REPETITIVE LIFE ISMEANINGLESS
  • 21. rgMOOC Trailer + RegistrationForm!● rgMOOC Trailerhttp://bit.ly/rgmoocpromo● rgMOOC Registration Formhttp://bit.ly/rgmoocregPlease also forward this slideshow to anyoneinterested in rgMOOC!GAME ON!
  • 22. Questions? Comments?Sherry JonesCreator/Facilitatorsherryjones.edtech@gmail.comTwitter @autnesMy Visual BioKate CarusoCreator/Facilitatorkatecaruso09@gmail.comTwitter @writercarMy CVACCESS THIS SLIDESHOWhttp://bit.ly/gmooc