Play as Professional Development


Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 12.00.49 PMDo 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 the Game-Based Learning community’s March webinar, Kae Novak and Chris Luchs told attendees about an online community of global educators who game and network across multiple platforms.  They illustrated several projects and collaborations the educators have engaged in as well as upcoming opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and events.  Kae and Chris also shared about “Inevitable Instructors,” weekly webinars in World of Warcraft, Minecraft, and other MMORPGs. They additionally shared 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.  View the webinar to learn about play as professional development.

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