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Online Games for Learning

  1. 1. Online Games for Learning Lisa Galarneau Ph.D. Candidate The University of Waikato New Zealand lisa@socialstudygames.com
  2. 2. The future seldom looks like we expect it to… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  3. 3. Or hope… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
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  5. 5. The future is often imagined within existing paradigms… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
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  8. 8. And yes, the future is written in the present… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  9. 9. But hints often come from surprising corners… Pop culture… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  10. 10. Sub-culture… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  11. 11. Technological innovations… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  12. 12. Early adoption… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  13. 13. Apparently bad ideas… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  14. 14. Perhaps just before their time… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  15. 15. So what does our present say about our future? Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
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  17. 17. Virtual Worlds… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  18. 18. We most often learn without meaning to… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  19. 19. Social play is particularly good for learning… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  20. 20. Even single player games are often played cooperatively Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  21. 21. Because games have always been primarily social… Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  22. 22. Can games help us develop so-called 21st century skills? Soft skills, emotional intelligence, enterprise skills Problem-solving, decision- making, team-work, communication, collaboration, managing self, information literacy, relating to others Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
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  25. 25. Dede’s critical skills How can online games Manage information facilitate 21st century skill Comfort with diversity development? Thrive on chaos Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
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  29. 29. Will online games/virtual worlds become mainstream activities? To ponder… Will we all inhabit a variety of worlds? Might our educational system develop an appreciation for informal, collateral learning? Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  30. 30. Galarneau, Lisa and Melanie Zibit. (In Press) The future is written in the present: Online Much, much games for 21st century competency. In more in Games and simulations in online learning: Research and development frameworks. forthcoming David Gibson, Clark Aldrich, Marc Prensky (Eds.) book chapter! Draft available at: http://lisa.socialstudygames.com/ Galarneau_Zibit_OnlineGames.pdf Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning
  31. 31. QUESTIONS? Vintage Images from Tales of Future Past: http://davidszondy.com Online Games for Learning 2006 Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning

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