1. burgoynem

    Play Journal: Family Farm Seaside

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    I just got back yesterday from a two-week business trip so I apologize for posting this journal entry so late in the cycle. I anticipated having some down time at the hotel in the evenings but that quickly evaporated into late dinners and meetings…bleh! All this was due to a…
  2. anniemelzer

    Tweet chat-Exploring the unknown

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    Yesterday was my first Tweet chat.  What did I do to prepare for this you ask?  I googled what to do in a tweet chat.  That didn’t get me very far.  I was confused how I could read all of the comments from people using a similar hashtag.   Then I …

  3. emilysmayy

    Photoblog: Exploring Community

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    Approximately one month ago,

    I joined the community, Photoblog, to learn, explore, and share photography related topics. I have enjoyed engaging with the affinity space so far and constantly learning . You can read about my initial observations here.

    This post will focus primarily on contribution(s) within the …

  4. emilysmayy

    How VR Technology effects Spatial Navigation

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    As part of my learning experience in my Games and Learning graduate course at CU Denver, I’ll critique literature tied to the theme of game-based learning. These critiques will summarize features like research design, learning theory, methods, findings, and implications for the study and application of games and learning.

    Below…
  5. anniemelzer

    Playing games in Higher Education

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    Scholarly Critique #4 “Much of the literature thus far has spoken to GBL’s (Game Based Learning) potential, rather than to its demonstrable effects, often making grandiose claims unsupported by the evidence (Crocco, Offenholley, and Hernandez, 2016 p. 406).” I selected this article because it because it has a direct impact …

  6. burgoynem

    Learning Reflection

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    Participation My understanding of games coming into this course, I admit, was very basic. I’m a big fan of games and play. I love challenges, puzzles, and being competitive. So when I think of games and learning as a topic of study, I simply think of the games I like…
  7. anniemelzer

    My thoughts so far

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    Learning Reflection: Cycle 3 This months readings and game play have opened my eyes to the benefits of game based learning. I read an article that discussed the different ways that females and males learn when playing games. Not surprisingly, boys have a preference for action and fighting games where …

  8. emilysmayy

    Photoblog: Initial Observations

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    Affinity spaces are locations where groups of people are drawn together because of a shared, strong interest or engagement in a common activity.

    –James Paul Gee

     

    Photoblog

    I randomly stumbled upon Photoblog a few months ago and thought it looked interesting. But didn’t come back to it until a …

  9. anniemelzer

    Minecraft, a whole new world

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    Affinity Space: Initial Observations After hours of searching and dealing with constant frustration, I have found an affinity space I feel excited to engage with.  MINECRAFT To be honest, my knowledge of Minecraft is that it is a game full of block people.  I assume it is similar to Sims.  …

  10. anniemelzer

    Caution: Angry Gamer?

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      Scholarly Article 2:  Caution Angry Gamers? I found this article to be extremely relevant to the age old question, “does video games cause aggressive behaviors in children?”  Although my scholarly article this week was not specifically addressing learning something from games, I felt this mirrored the same basic concepts.  …

  11. anniemelzer

    CARP: It’s more than just a fish.

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    What is the value of the CARP principles? Contrast: This is when you make things you want emphasized STAND OUT. This draws more attention to specific area’s or words.  A few examples of this are changing color, font, or line thickness in images. Alignment: Lining up margins or columns can …

  12. burgoynem

    Play Journal #1: Seven Wonders

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    I am not really big into video games so for my first play journal I thought it best to cover what I do enjoy: board games (I’m sure I’ll delve into some video games in later journal entries). My siblings and I loved playing board games growing up. It helped…
  13. anniemelzer

    GO, and the Art of War

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    The game I played was “Go” an originally Chinese strategy game that is played throughout Asia and worldwide. This is a board game played by two players. The board itself has a matrix carved into it the pieces, oblate spheroids, are placed on the parts of the board where these …

  14. anniemelzer

    Peaceful Competition?

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    I selected this article because I personally do not think that I would ever equate peace to games. To me games are always a competition (not to say there are not peaceful competitions). This article sought to examine the use of games in exploring the achievement of peace. The ideas …

  15. emilysmayy

    Learning through Play: Sorry!

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    Last weekend,

    I had an adventure with my inner child at Snow Mountain Ranch near Granby, Colorado. I can’t tell you how awesome it was to completely let go and play! We (my boyfriend his mom) went snow tubing, roller skating to amazing cheesy 90’s ballads, cross country skiing, played …

  16. emilysmayy

    Comparing 2D and 3D Game-Based Learning Environments

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    As part of my learning experience in my Games and Learning graduate course at CU Denver, I’ll critique literature tied to the theme of game-based learning. These critiques will summarize features like research design, learning theory, methods, findings, and implications for the study and application of games and learning.

    Below …

  17. anniemelzer

    Review of a Webinar: Resumes that Rock!

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    Title of the webinar:  Resumes that rock Date, start and end time of the webinar:  January 20, 2017, 9am-11am Number of participants who attended this webinar:  There was no indication of the number of participants (none that I was aware of) URL of the webinar announcement or description: Link to …

  18. burgoynem

    Learning is fun, right?

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    Games and Learning marks my tenth and final class in my online graduate program and it’s one I’ve had my eye on. I was sold on the title, really. I love games, puzzles, challenges, and competition and I absolutely believe that games are a part of learning and learning is …

  19. anniemelzer

    Boys vs. Girls

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    I first became interested in this article because of my previous experience with games. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters, it was interesting seeing our preferences in video game. When it comes down to a person’s gender, there are differences in what females and males prefer, which may play …

  20. anniemelzer

    To Game or Not to Game?

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    When deciding what courses to take towards my Masters program, seeing the title “Games and Learning,” the choice was all too easy.  I have always enjoyed games growing up.  I could sit for hours (back when I had the time) and put puzzles together. I grew up in a big …

  21. emilysmayy

    Can Gamification Foster Learning in the Workplace?

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    As part of my learning experience in my Games and Learning graduate course at CU Denver I will critique several pieces of literature tied to the theme of game-based learning. These critiques will summarize various features such as research design, learning theory, methods, findings, and implications for the study and …

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Welcome to CU Denver's Learning with Digital Stories

INTE 5340: Learning with Digital Stories critically examines and critiques the ways in which digital storytelling conveys meaning, draws upon personal experience, and shares various truths. Students iteratively and rapidly produce multiple digital stories by leveraging a variety of tools, methods, and design principles, and also develop a critical stance toward social learning - and digital storytelling as a social learning practice - by considering the moral and ethical impacts of storytelling on individuals and communities.

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