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Games and 3D Simulations: Dystopian Fears to Utopian Visions
Please Join the Games & Sims Network for a livestream of 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, […] Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:35:22 +0000

2013 Edublog Award
It’s that time of the year again everyone. It’s time for the nominations for the 10th Annual Edublog Awards. Below are Abacus’ nominations. Feel free to share your own. Best individual blog – Best group blog – Inevitable Betrayal Best new blog  – Inevitable Betrayal ( started in 2013) Best class blog [...] Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:35:39 +0000

COLTT Conference
EduPunxers are excitedly heading to Boulder Colorado for 2 Days for Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference being held at the University of Colorado – Boulder Here is the conference schedule. We have two game based learning and MOOC sessions on Wednesday: Dissecting a Game: Game Mechanics in a Multiplayer Game Immerse yourself in [...] Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:33:18 +0000

Summer MOOCs
3 Immersive and Game Based Learning MOOCs happening now! rgMOOC Invitation from Sherry Jones, rgMOOC creator to lurk, participate and learn in the rgMOOC (RHETORIC AND GAME-BASED MOOC) rgMOOC is a Rhetoric and Game-Based MOOC that is co-created by Sherry Jones and Kate Guthrie Caruso, and will be released on May 28, 2013 – [...] Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:03:19 +0000

Summer Games MOOC
This is your invitation to dance, play, sharpen your social media skills and build your games based learning and immersive learning PLN (Personal Learning Network) with the Games Based Learning MOOC. Part II starts on Monday July 8, 2013 at 1pm MT! Part II of the Colorado Community College System’s Games Based Learning MOOC starts [...] Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:05:05 +0000

The Marshmallow Challenge and Games
Modified Marshmallow Challenge for the ISTE Leadership Symposium, we used a modified version of the Marshmallow Challenge. Using it to explain game elements and fun, flow and fiero really came from a Game Based Learning Design Session that Sherry Jones and I did at our inhouse conference this year.  One of our very earnest instructors [...] Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:40:12 +0000

Bricoleur and Bricolage
What is a bricoleur? The straight translation from French puts it as a handyman but it is so much more. In popular culture, we have seen bricoleur.  Everyone know McGyver, he didn’t need James Bond’s technology to save the world, he used whatever he had on hand. Today a bricoleur uses whatever technology and material [...] Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:57:42 +0000

VEJ Awards – Voting Open
Virtual Education Journal Awards! Voting is up and ready for the Virtual Educational Journal Reader’s Choice Awards. You can vote at until Wednesday June 5th at midnight PT. Here is a list of EduPunxer who have been nominated as individuals or a part of an organization! Category 1: What is your favorite educational sim/site [...] Sun, 02 Jun 2013 04:54:49 +0000

Games Design – Old School
Just sharing what we just finished up yesterday at our in-house Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference To warm-up educators, we had a opening sessions on Makers, Hackers and Gamers, explaining that they are more dangerous than zombies. Makers, Hackers and Gamers  Then after concurrent session on games, badges and hackathons, the closing day we [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 19:30:35 +0000

BYOT – Game On! Panel
BYOT – Game On! Panel Have you ever watched the intensity of someone playing a video game? The level of concentration, focus and enjoyment is astounding. These educators wanted to bring that same deep concentration (flow), feeling of accomplishment (fiero) and fun to learning happening in their classrooms. When they approached administration, they found there [...] Fri, 17 May 2013 22:57:54 +0000