Holy Cross Institute 2012 Global Social Problems Presentation


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Holy Cross Institute 2012 Global Social Problems Presentation

  1. 1. Global Social ProblemsLocal Action & Social Networks for Change - A “Gameful” Approach Jason Rosenblum, Bob Strong St. Edward’s University http://academic.stedwards.edu/globlsocialproblems jasonr@stedwards.edu h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  2. 2. Gameful Participation• McGonigal, J. (2011). Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World: Penguin Press HC.• Jane McGonigal - Real play to take action to address large scale probs.  h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  3. 3. Learner as “Superhero”Clever use of technology + game designstrategies to motivate players in ways that areChallenge-Based.http://www.urgentevoke.com
  4. 4. From: http://www.urgentevoke.comMission 1, Objective: Learn
  5. 5. From: http://www.urgentevoke.comMission 1, Objective: Act
  6. 6. From: http://www.urgentevoke.comMission 1, Objective: Imagine
  7. 7. From: http://www.urgentevoke.comBlog post: http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/saving-the-knowledge-about
  8. 8. From: http://www.urgentevoke.comBlog post: http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/saving-the-knowledge-about
  9. 9. Gameful learning with serious games• Strategy that applies “Serious” Games with Guided Experiential Participation• To Foster: critical thinking, problem solving, instructor facilitation & reflection• To Address: authentic, real-world problems h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  10. 10. What is Global Social Problems? &Why Pilot this course? h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  11. 11. Global Social Problems• Local Action & Social Networks for Change• Undergrad Cultural Foundations course• Uses superhero gaming strategies & challenge-based learning approach.• Inspired by McGonigal’s idea of gameful action and her ARG, Evoke. h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  12. 12. What makes thissection unique? h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  13. 13. Mission-based design tofoster “Heroic Action”• Research an issue @ Global & Local Levels• Participate online as well as at local levels to address the problem• Imagine a possible way to address the issue, incorporating perspectives learned through research and participation. h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  14. 14. Experiential Components• Values-driven Superhero Gaming System• Social Media to Research and Act• Immersive, project-based approach• Iterative writing with faculty/peer feedback h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  15. 15. Heroic ValuesPeer Review: Students awarded “Experience Points”by peers on how well they demonstrate Heroic“Character Traits” Creativity Tenacity Perspective Clarity Cooperation Empathy Credibility Precision Persuasion CourageBadges awarded based on individual scores h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  16. 16. User Profile
  17. 17. Things to Note• Class site is 99% “open”, not within Blackboard• Heavily custmized Drupal website• Course hash tag = #globsoc h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  18. 18. Twitter Posts h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
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  20. 20. Social Good Summit h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  21. 21. http://www.mashable.com/sgs
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  23. 23. “The social good summit was really an amazing thing. Thelive feeds they had going on were really great and it wasthe most extravagant example of the world gettingsmaller. I feel like this really tied our class into the realworld...This really demonstrated to me that there is a greatpossibility for change via online...I would definitely attendthis again and I wish so badly I would have had more timeto watch other sessions. I would recommend that anyonewatch at least one session to become informed abouthow our world is changing for the better and empowerevery person to make a change.” h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  24. 24. Blog Posts h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
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  28. 28. Social MediaCommentary h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
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  30. 30. Local Action Projects h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
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  35. 35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFVlqQtge9Y
  36. 36. Student Feedback• “I got a lot out of this course. I have always been a very passionate person with anything that Ive ever set my mind to, whether it be my career in the arts or my school work. This class was a wonderful way to make people really work to change the world, and not just to write one more paper on it. I was able to reach out and actually change lives in this course and that is amazing.” h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  37. 37. What’s worked• Iterative blog entries• Guest Lecturer participation: Profs Vicki Totten and Kay Firth-Butterfield• Heroic Participation & values discussions• The Social Good Summit: a social media enabled conference• Twitter participation• Group Projects h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  38. 38. Challenges• Unfamiliar with: project-based course design• Unfamiliar with : Peer review process• Learning: Technology components• Unaccustomed to: Incremental research tasks (Research Notes) & deadlines• Requires: Constant Schedule adjustment• Superhero-oriented theme h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcm
  39. 39. fin. jasonr@stedwards.edu http://www.edtechresources.info h/p://slidesha.re/zurvcmh/p://academic.stedwards.edu/globalsocialproblems