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Feb: Chris Blakesley - Narrative and Games & Community Event

posted Jan 12, 2012, 9:12 AM by John Martin   [ updated Feb 20, 2012, 8:47 AM by David McHugh ]
Chris Blakesley
February 17th, 12-1:30, room 220 TEB

Guest speaker:  "How designers use and think about narrative while designing an educational video games."   Chris Blakesley

1. Chris Blakesley's dissertation research  explores engaged learning through narrative and video games.  He will share findings of his study: "How designers use and think about narrative while designing an educational game.

2. "Sharing Through Stories" Community Event - with a call out to interested grads, Faculty, Staff, the Community to come and reflect on where we've been, shape and lead the group going forward.

Roles include: Participant / Leader / suggest speakers / host speakers / share stories

Notes from community discussion on Chapter Two of "Learning Through Story"

Suggestions about new web site:

1) The information seems diffuse at the home page.   How about organizing Forums around Topics?

2) Archives to past sessions are there -- be can we link / tag topics?

3) Think about site mirroring.

4) What are other Resources to post on the site ?    If a resource does not do RSS feed, let's post it as a Resource.

5) Send your email if you would like to post comments / content on the site.

Suggestions for where group can head next:

1) We are doing a good job of sharing the program with campus.

2) Ideas to further connect with the area community:  
      for non-profit groups, storytelling is a key part of communication / marketing 

      the role of story-telling is key with community leadership.  

      it would be great to add the site to "".

      Reaching out in multiple ways.  Facebook, Lists, f2f.    

      Keep sharing program with area community centers, curriculum development staff, teachers, students

3) At each session, be sure to ask the audience to think about "how can I apply this in my teaching, researcher, work ?"    

Suggested speakers and new members:

Bob Kahn - storyteller in the community - as a presenter or organizing member.