Course Schedule - Western Oregon University

Class
Topics
Assignments
Week 1
Reading Journal Entry #1 (Chapters 1-2) due 5/3
Entertainment Game Review due 5/10
Week 2
  • Game-Based Learning – What is a game, and why do games appeal?
  • Principles of design
  • Semiotic domains (cont.)
  • Game Demo: ReDistricting Game (Government Game)
  • Game Demo: Mission US (US History Game)
  • Game Demo: iCivics.org (Government Games)
  • Game Demo: Quandary(Language Arts Game)
Reading Journal Entry #2 (Chapters 3-4) due 5/10
Educational Game Review due 5/17
Week 3
Reading Journal Entry #3 (Chapters 5-6) due 5/17
Learning Environment Design Project due 5/24
Week 4
*Extra Credit* Reading Journal Entry #4 (Chapters 7-8) due 5/24
Week 5