Game-based Learning

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Brief introduction to QuestMOOC, a gMOOC platform

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Game-based Learning

  1. 1. Image copyright Paul Bourke and Gayla Chandler used with permission. http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/ 2013 BAHSA TopicQuests Arapahoe CC Game Based Jack Park Learning Sherry Jones
  2. 2. Learning is… Why not make a game Focusing on of learning? details and working together Understanding big pictures Images: http://www.turbophoto.com/Free-Stock-Images/
  3. 3. Theory• Games often have a • Substitute real-world for fantasy element that fantasy engages players in a – Quests learning activity through • Build on narrative as narrative or storylines. game play – From Wikipedia • Form learning groups• Fantasy provides – Guilds immersive gaming • Join guild and play a role experience that enhances – Avatars players’ cognition. ― From Karl Kapp
  4. 4. Life in a Guild– Use role-playing game mechanics for collaboration on quests– Build Collaboration, Research Skills, and Trust among learning outcomes 4
  5. 5. QuestMOOC A Game-centric MOOC MOOC Learning Modules Guild Guild Guild Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar Avatar AvatarA game-based framework for massive online learning opportunities

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