Monthly Archives: January 2015

Friday, 02 Jan 2015

Respond

McGonigal (Intro)

Read the introduction of McGonigal’s Reality is Broken. (You can buy it as an inexpensive ebook in many formats. See the syllabus.)

What is McGonigal’s concept of the relationship between games and the real world? How does your concept of that relationship mesh with hers? How does your concept differ? In your response, demonstrate your ability to write at the college level, quoting specific passages from the assigned reading in order to support a non-obvious point that arises from the reading.

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McGonigal (Ch 1 & 2)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

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McGonigal (Ch 3 & 4)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

Monday, 05 Jan 2015

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McGonigal (Ch 5 & 6)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

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McGonigal (Ch 7 & 8)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

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McGonigal (Ch 9 & 10)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

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McGonigal (Ch 11 & 12)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015

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McGonigal (Ch 13 & 14)

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McGonigal (Conclusion)

Demonstrate your ability to respond, at a college level, to important ideas that you encountered in the assigned readings.

Thursday, 08 Jan 2015

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Juul (Ch1)

Read Chapter 1: Introduction in Juul, The Art of Failure. The book is available in many formats. See the syllabus for details.

What are your first thoughts on beginning to read this book? Why do you think I had you read Koster’s book first, then McGonigal’s book next, and then this one? As a student in this course, what idea presented by Juul do you feel is most worth further discussion? (Choose a specific passage to quote, and explain why you chose it.)