MM7: Minecraft as a model for gamification in teacher training with Vance StevensSunday 29 November 2015
This afternoon I was able to follow some webinars presented in the MM7 which started on 1st November.Most of them were recorded. My internet connection did not work in the afternoon -yesterday -so I had to look for help. Now I have a new wifi connection - mobile - and I can work online. I have started working online again.
Today I was able to watch the presentation by VANCE STEVEN who is a great " master" in today's education and online education.
His presentation focussed on MINECRAFT https://minecraft.net/ and he made a nice slice describing his ideas about the way we can teach and learn, and this post is about what he told us.
First he spoke about the communities of practice and the approaches to knowledge transferal and generation. I must confess that what he talked about was new to me, I have worked online for over 10 years but I discovered the Moocs only three years ago.
He then presented the C-Moocs in EVO and what was interesting for me was the final point of his presentation: he talked about C-Mooc approach in gamification and he invited us to join the EVOMC16 . As a Language teacher I know that teaching can happen in many different ways and gamification is getting more and more important.
This is the slide he shared with us and which I shared on Twitter as I feel that more teachers should know about his ideas.
Some key ideas he shared were related to MINECRAFT and I must confess that it is difficult for me to think about using games but the presenter made me think that I should take gaming into consideration and check information about Minecraft.
Language teaching could really benefit from using games and perhaps also teachers who work online might have a new approach when teaching online and in face-to-face interactions.
I searched the web and checked Vance Stevens and his website: I found this link which is worth seeing
I am going to watch the webinar where Vance presented MINECRAFT and how it can help teachers who are interested in their professional development.
My plans and intentions
I am not sure if I can work online and take part in the EVOMC16 but I might try: I only need more free afternoons and evenings when I can work well . This autumn has been so busy that I had to work also at night to finish my activities. But I will check and see more.