Presented by Kae Novak, Chair for ISTE SIG Virtual Environments and project lead and designer for the Games MOOC, and Instructional Designer for Student Engagement and Assessment at Front Range Community College; with Chris Luchs, Associate Dean for Career Technical Education in the Colorado Community College System
Do you play games? Maybe Bejeweled, Candy Crush, or even Fruit Ninja? Is it your guilty little pleasure? It doesn’t have to be – play and games can be an integral part of your professional development. In our community’s next webinar, Kae Novak and Chris Luchs will tell us about an online community of global educators who game and network across multiple platforms. They will illustrate several projects and collaborations the educators have engaged in as well as upcoming opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and events. Kae and Chris also will share about “Inevitable Instructors,” weekly webinars in World of Warcraft, Minecraft, and other MMORPGs. We’ll also hear about the concept of the metagame, online spaces where learning happens outside the game. Gamers worldwide participate in metagames where tacit knowledge is converted into explicit knowledge through live-streaming gameplay, videos, discussion boards, elaborate tutorials, and probability simulations known as theorycraft. Join Kae and Chris on March 25th to learn about play as professional development.