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Kae / Feb 22, 2018
If you are interested, ISTE Games & Sims Network did a Hangout on LitRPG.
It is new or developing literary genre that your students might be reading.
The upcoming movie based on the book, READY PLAYER ONE, is an example of LitRPG where the main character is inside a game or virtual world.

The overarching theme is usually fantasy or science fiction. Recording

You can either watch the video or look at the slides to see its components are. Slides

Introduction 0:00 – 0:52
What is a MMO and how it related to LitRPG 0:52 – 5:38
The Grind 5:38 – 11;43
Components LitRPG 11:43 – 19:19
LitRPG Resources and Examples 19:19 – 29:04
LitRPG Movies 29:04 – 31:52

Intro to LitRPG by Que Jinn, on Flickr
Kae / Jan 23, 2018

This coming Sunday January 28 at 7 pm ET, Sherry Jones @autnes will be doing her inaugural Ethics and Games webcast on Fallout Shelter.

Fallout Shelter #FalloutShelter
Hangout link

This series will be in-depth discussions that offer in-depth analysis of 1 game's narrative/aesthetics/mechanics level by level, Explain how the game's design imparts and/or promotes certain ethical values and Introduce 1 or more ethical theory that demonstrates or counters the game's ethical values (ex. discuss whether the game's imparted ethical values are regressive or progressive for the betterment of society.

fallout shelter (night blue) by rob zand, on Flickr
Kae / Jan 23, 2018
Last Wednesday, we had a Games & Sims Network hangout on
Intro to Games & Sims and AR/VR/MR

We did an overview and introduction of what we mean when we talk, teach and design games, simulations, AR/VR/MR for education in the year 2018.

Video and Slides

Just click on the show more on the YouTube channel to see the recording contents and start times.
Kae / Jan 09, 2018
Are you watching the livestream from Consumer Electronics Show CES?

CES is the largest conference/stage for consumer entertainment technologies. It gives us a preview of what we can bring into our classrooms.

Just go on to the main page and click on topics.You’ll see Gaming, VR & AR and then there is Fitness and Wearables. There’s also IOT, Artifical Intelligence and Drones. Or you can follow their twitterstream with #ces2018 hashtag.