The VWBPE MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has spawned some OOCs. The first one is an Open Online Course on developing Alternative Reality Games (ARGs) and the second is on creating Machinima. Again, you may choose to participate actively or perhaps lurk and participate passively, either is free and will enhance your abilities in regards to Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds.
The ARG Academy Open Online Course begins on Monday May 7 and ends on Monday May 28, 2012. The 3-week course has an objective developing an ARG to be used at the ISTE Conference in June as well as providing resources, atmosphere and collaboration for individuals or groups to build ARGs to be used in their own teaching and learning environments.
The Machinima Open Online Course begins on Monday June 4 and ends on Monday June 18, 2012. The 3-week course is designed for people who want to learn more about Machinima production in virtual worlds and MMORPGs. Those interested in entering a machinima in the SIGVE EDUMachinima Fest may very we’ll choose to do it through the course. Participants may choose to work alone but are encouraged to develop a machinima as a group.
Individuals who participate in both courses may choose to use the Machinima to enhance the elements of the Alternative Reality Game. Sign up at P2P University to participate in any or all of this fun and free opportunity to extend your learning. Both synchronous and asynchronous activities are included and synchronous times will vary to meet needs of those in different time zones.
- Alt-Minds: Please Don’t Let A Phone Ruin Your Game (rockpapershotgun.com)