Sign Up for the MOOC

We’re doing a MOOC. A Games MOOC. To be more specific, we’re doing a Games-based Learning MOOC. A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course designed based on the learning theory of connectivism. Since 2008, there have been a series of these free open online courses offered. This course is informed by their design and implementation.

The Games-Based Learning MOOC begins on October 8, 2012 and will run for 6 weeks.

This is an open course for all educators.The course will cover game based learning research, game mechanics, gamification, immersive learning environments and assessment using games. The Games MOOC will have both synchronous and asynchronous components. The Games MOOC live online discussions will include national guest educators who are using games and gamification in their courses. Participants will be able to be active in the course in several ways from lurking (reading the material) to completing coursework for a badge in Mozilla’s Open Badge project. It is expected that each participant’s level of activity will vary each week of the course based on the individual’s interest in the weekly topics.

We’re asking interested participants to go here to register ( Below is an outline for the course and we will be contacting you back with more information.

Game-based Learning

Week 1 Games Based Learning Intro and Research

Week 2 Game Mechanics

Week 3 Gamification

Week 4 Immersive Environments
Week 5 Games and Mobile

Week 6 Assessment in Games

For more information or an electronic version of this please email Kae Novak at