Learning2gether Episode 255
Audio rendition of the YouTube recording
On Wed Jan 14 at 1400 GMT EVO Minecraft MOOC held a meet and greet with Jeff Kuhn. Also on hand were EVOMC15 co-moderators Marijana and Filip Smolcec and Vance and Bobbi Stevens. Jeff started us off by laying out the rationale for using games in the classroom, including statistics showing that the video gaming industry was worth five times as many billion dollars as the film industry, certainly not a medium to ignore. One game that has been doing quite well in that industry is Minecraft, and our discussion explored how it can be used in class and also explored a little of Minecraft itself thanks to a screen share from Bobbi’s computer. Hope you enjoy the recording.
The event was in hangout https://plus.google.com/events/ca1koklkgg8369t20sjdojmsvco
About Jeff Kuhn and Dave Dodgeson, and Marijana and Filip #evomc15 co-moderators
- Using Minecraft for Learning English, in TESL-EJ August 2014–Volume 18, Number 2, by Marijana and Filip Smolčec with an introduction by Vance Stevens, http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume18/ej70/ej70int/
- Yahoo Groups
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- Google+ Communities
Followed on Fri Jan 16 by EVOMC15 Minecraft sandbox
EVO Minecraft MOOC moderators and participants met at our Minecraft server for sandbox activities. On arrival were were able to press T to get a text chat in Minecraft, but we quickly established a Skype call so we could communicate hands free in voice chat.
Participants had got themselves white-listed on the server by joining and entering their MC handles in this Google Doc
Voice and text back channel
- Participants could skype vancestev for voice and txt help
- or get txt help at http://chatwing.com/vancestev (no one used this)
We set up the event using http://doodle.com to produce the best times for us to meet
Here’s a taste of some of the shenanegans
Filip’s remarkable video, referred to in Tamas’s post
And kudos to Barbi
on the most advanced build and tutorial on how to escape it created by any of us noobs!
This seems to have worked well for us. Now that we’ve established proof of concept, how about someone else try and set up a sandbox meeting at a time convenient for them, and let the rest of us join you if we’re available.