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Reacting To The Past Game Designer S Handbook

Author : Nicolas W. Proctor
ISBN : 1460916905
Genre : Educational games
File Size : 75. 52 MB
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A handbook for designers of games in the Reacting to the Past series.

Playing To Learn With Reacting To The Past

Author : C. Edward Watson
ISBN : 9783319617473
Genre : Education
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This book provides classroom practice and research studies that verify Reacting to the Past (RTTP)—a student-centered, active learning pedagogy that provides college students and faculty unique teaching and learning opportunities—as a high impact practice for student learning and engagement. The overarching objective of this book is to collect practices and evidence from multiple disciplines and institution types regarding the efficacy of RTTP in higher education classroom settings. At its core, RTTP is a game-based pedagogy with published games on some of the most conflicted moments of human history. While RTTP is deeply grounded in theory and literature that suggests its approaches can be impactful, deep and broad examinations of RTTP pedagogies in a range of course settings have not been extensively performed until now. This book provides guidance and an evidence-base on which to build RTTP practices.

Teaching Religion Using Technology In Higher Education

Author : John Hilton III
ISBN : 9781351616584
Genre : Education
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This edited collection helps those teaching religion in higher education utilize technology to increase student learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Recent times have seen major technological shifts that have important implications for how religion is taught at a post-secondary level. Providing multiple perspectives on a range of topics—including social media use and interactive classroom learning —this book presents a series of original case studies and insights on how technology can be used in religion classes in higher education to improve student learning.

The Art Of Game Design

Author : Jesse Schell
ISBN : 9781498759564
Genre : Computers
File Size : 74. 15 MB
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Minds On Fire

Author : Mark C. Carnes
ISBN : 9780674735354
Genre : Education
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Why are so many students intellectually disengaged? Mark Carnes says it is because students are so deeply absorbed in competitive social play. He shows how month-long role-immersion games in the curriculum can channel those competitive impulses into transformative learning experiences, and how bricks-and-mortar colleges can set young minds on fire.

Simulations Games And Role Play In University Education

Author : Claus Nygaard
ISBN : 1907471677
Genre : Education
File Size : 90. 44 MB
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This anthology advances a radical agenda for higher education, arguing that teaching activities should focus not primarily on knowledge acquisition but behavior. Noting that today’s students face the double challenge of having to survive organizations and having to help organizations survive, this work discusses how these students will be called upon to help organizations find and realize innovative strategies for a sustainable future. Consequently, this works posits, higher education curricula must focus on key components of professional behavior and experiential learning must be central to this strategy.

Handbook Of Research On Pedagogical Models For Next Generation Teaching And Learning

Author : Keengwe, Jared
ISBN : 9781522538745
Genre : Education
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Every generation of students comes to the classroom with different needs than that of their predecessors. Implementing new methods and styles of teaching to meet these diverse needs will provide students with the best chance of success in their educational careers. The Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Models for Next-Generation Teaching and Learning is a critical scholarly source that examines the most effective and efficient techniques for implementing new educational strategies in a classroom setting. Featuring pertinent topics including mixed reality simulations, interactive lectures, reflexive teaching models, and project-based learning, this is an ideal publication for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in discovering more about the recent advances in educational fields.

Kentucky 1861

Author : Nicolas W. Proctor
ISBN : 0393639681
Genre : Kentucky
File Size : 63. 4 MB
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A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Kentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation pulls students into the secession crisis following Lincoln's 1860 election. During a special session of the Kentucky legislature, set against the looming threat of violence, students grapple with questions about the future of slavery and the constitutionality of secession.Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters and practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and argument, both written and spoken. Reacting games are flexible enough to be used across the curriculum, from first-year general education classes and discussion sections of lecture classes to capstone experiences and honors programs.


Author : Martin van Creveld
ISBN : 9781107355637
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 76. 37 MB
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Where did wargames come from? Who participated in them, and why? How is their development related to changes in real-life warfare? Which aspects of war did they capture, which ones did they leave out, how, and why? What do they tell us about the conduct of war in the times and places where they were played? How useful are they in training and preparation for war? Why are some so much more popular than others, and how do men and women differ in their interest? Starting with the combat of David versus Goliath, passing through the gladiatorial games, tournaments, trials by battle, duels, and board games such as chess, all the way to the latest simulations and computer games, this unique book traces the subject in all its splendid richness. As it does so, it provides new and occasionally surprising insights into human nature.

Kodu For Kids

Author : James Floyd Kelly
ISBN : 9780133381009
Genre : Computers
File Size : 31. 1 MB
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DESIGN, BUILD, CREATE, AND SHARE YOUR GAME WITH THE WORLD! Ever wanted to create your own video game? With Microsoft’s Kodu, you can. It’s fun! And while you’re having fun, you’ll learn incredible problem-solving, programming, and game design skills as well. Kodu is a simple visual language that’s just for games, and you’ll be amazed at just how much you can do with it. Yes, you! It’s perfect for people who’ve never programmed before—whether they’re 8, 18, or 80. Kodu for Kids teaches you all you need to know to create great Kodu games that you can share with the world! Don’t just read it! See it! New online videos show you what to do! INCLUDES FOUR START-TO-FINISH EXAMPLE GAMES: 1-Player Shooter 2-Player Competition Mission Quest Side-Scroller Experience DO IT ALL—EVERY STEP! Learn how games really work Master Kodu’s easy tools, controls, and programming Imagine your quest and plan your game Script a great story Create your characters and make them move and talk Invent and build new worlds Design weapons, targets, and objects Build enemies and make them fight Add amazing sound, music, and special effects Set up multiple players, levels, and points Discover expert tips and tricks for better games Make everything work together Share your games with players all over the world

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