The Ohio State University Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Office, in collaboration with the Office of First Year Experience and the Office of Undergraduate Studies, has developed an online game to orient all new first year students and their families to the University Libraries prior to their arrival on campus. The project had a minimal budget, …Read more at the full article: Game-based Learning: Head Hunt (06/27/2012)
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I recently had the pleasure of playing one of the most innovative video games of the new year. Journey, developed by Thatgamecompany (TGC) and distributed over the Playstation 3 Network, takes an entirely novel approach to game design.
Journey is simple in form. You are a robed figure in the desert, and you are on a …Read more at the full article: Journey: an interactive parable.
This spring quarter, the Digital Union is pleased to host a series of game design workshops facilitated by local technology entrepreneur and game designer, Raymond Chandler III.
Raymond received his bachelor’s degree in Game Design and Development from Full Sail University in 2006. He was employed by eTech Ohio for 3 years as a web developer. …Read more at the full article: Game Design Workshops in the Digital Union
When the Digital Union staff agreed to publish a collection of posts featuring favorite apps for iOS devices, I quickly volunteered to author a post about the best apps for kids. As a newish mom still in search of this elusive thing called work-life balance, this seemed like a nice way to combine my sometimes …Read more at the full article: iOS Apps for Toddlers : Start By Washing Hands
Like Valerie, I set out to located some of the best games for the iPad prior to the holiday season, and I had a similar overwhelming experience. The number of games is vast and as varied as gamers’ interests. So this brief article will highlight a few of interest to me.
Infinity Blade 2 …Read more at the full article: Games for your iPad
When we decided to do a series of blog articles about fun apps for the iPad (and other Apple devices), I was really excited. You see, my husband and I had agreed to get our kids iPod Touches for Christmas and I was looking forward to finding the best apps for them AND …Read more at the full article: Fun Apps on iDevices: an Introductory Story
Making a simulation for middle school students: Teaching genetic literacy using a computer simulation (view recorded session in Flash format) was the game-based learning brown bag for June 2011. Three graduate students, Lindsay Beach (Design Development and Research), J Eisemann (Department of Computer Science & Engineering), and Matt Marx (College of Education and Human Ecology), …Read more at the full article: Making a Simulation: Game-based Learning Group
Autodesk’s new tool, Project Photofly 2.0, allows users to generate 3D models of objects using a point and shoot camera and a PC. By stitching many photos of an object together from different angles, this free tool can interpolate a three dimensional point cloud of the surface. Conveniently it also has a wealth of images to derive …Read more at the full article: Capture Your Own 3D Objects
Falling asleep at your computer again? Get up! Stop by the Digital Union on 3rd floor of Science & Engineering Library to experience the Xbox Kinect. It’s like Wii, but no handheld controllers necessary; FINALLY you can play games like a true Jedi. We want to know YOUR ideas on how this platform could be used for teaching, …Read more at the full article: Xbox Kinect at the Digital Union
Virtual Environments are a way to interactively engage and train individuals in a flexible and remote setting. Working with the School of Public Health and The Ohio Supercomputer Center, Michael Shah has created a simulator allowing public health officials to collaborate quickly in both training and emergency …Read more at the full article: Virtual Environments as Training Tools (12/02/2010)