Course Schedule - Pacific University

Class
Topics
Assignments
6/28
6:00-7:00pm
Reading Journal Entry #1 (Chapters 1-2) due 7/5
7/5
6:00-7:00pm
  • 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 7/11
Entertainment Game Review due 7/18
7/11
6:00-7:00pm
Reading Journal Entry #3 (Chapters 5-6) due 8/1
Educational Game Review due 8/1
7/18
6:00-7:00pm
  • Entertainment Game Review presentations
  • Material intelligence (cont.)
  • Game Demo: Radix Endeavor (STEM MMO Game)
*Extra Credit* Reading Journal Entry #4 (Chapters 7-8) due 8/15
Learning Environment Design Project due 8/15
8/1
6:00-7:00pm

8/15
6:00-7:00pm
  • Insider Principle
  • Game Demo: WolfQuest (Wolf Ecology Game)
  • Game Demo: Moonbase Alpha (Space Science Game)
  • Game Demo: The Radix Endeavor (STEM Game)
  • Game-Based Learning Project presentations
  • Learning Environment Design Project presentations