For the Metagame Book Club, we combine synchronous sessions with discussion on our Google + community. No synchronous participation is required but we would certainly enjoy you joining us.
We record all sessions over Google Hangout and they are available at the Games MOOC YouTube Channel.
Wed Aug 12 8 pm ET Closing Session with Dr. Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo)
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Please Join the Games & Sims Network for the closing keynote of our summer book club.
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University professor, game designer and researcher will be presenting Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions.
In the book club, we’ve discussed virtual reality, gamification and the quantified self, games as assessment and what school would look like if it was in virtual world. We’ve played Ingress guided in hangouts by Michael Flood and also Cynthia Clark, the Fauxasis created by Matthew Winner (real name) for the Level Up Book Club and even a group of dystopian games curated by Jon Spike.
Dr. Calongne’s presentation will complete the Ready Player One
discussion on a rather optimistic note of how the future might look if we use
games and 3D simulations in education.
Mon Jul 20 9 am ET Introduction to the Book Club and Ready Player One
Wed Jul 22 9 pm ET Overview of Ingress with Cynthia Clark
Sat Jul 25 10 am ET Week 1 Hangout - Ready Player One p. 1 - 166, Ingress & FAUXasis
Mon Jul 27 9 am ET Week 2 Overview
Sat Aug 1 10 am ET Week 2 Hangout - Ready Player One p. 167 - 266
Mon Aug 3 9 am ET Week 3 Overview (15 mins.)
Sat Aug 8 10 am ET Week 3 Hangout - Ready Player One p. 267 - 372
Upcoming LivestreamWed Aug 12 8 pm ET Closing Session with Dr. Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo)
July 2015 Bookclub >