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Games and Literature

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The biggest exhibition on games takes place in Cologne, Germany every year. The Gamescom is an unforgettable event for those who can get tickets. One of the most popular games this year was EVOLVE where four players play against one. One is the monster and can only be defeated if the other four players, who are the hunters, work together.

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Gamification design

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The target of my latest MOOC on Gamification Design was to find out what type of gamers we were, after seven weeks of hard work and further study in psychological effects of games and other interesting sides of gamification, we learned something about the application of game features to real life experiences in order to enhance life, work and even learning environments. I then came to the conclusion that taking part in the mooc entitles anyone to say that they have been around. It was enlightening to be able to learn and share so much with other people especially non-teachers. It was a true adventure in the world of moocs.

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SL Moocs for Educators

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It took me so long to write about this special EVO course because it contains two of the most complicated things to explain ever. Machinevo is a word made of EVO (Electronic Village Online) and

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Ebook Mooc

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EBooks MOOC 2014 Electronic Village Online offered a course on ebooks at the beginning of the year where many teachers had the opportunity to learn about ebooks, ibooks and all kinds of electronic book writing. The seminar had about 500 people taking part. The great collaborative

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Introduction to Electronic Village Online

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Electronic Village is a platform where teachers from all over the world meet online to learn new ways of teaching English and other languages using technology. There are many communities supporting EVO who keep in touch during the whole year, they work together on different projects. The site is very popular with language teachers, but there are other people working with them too. People at EVO organize many five-week seminars, all take place at the same time every year in January.

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Writing ebooks in school

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This time I am writing about an easy way to get children writing in English. First of all you need a nice story in form of a game just like "The wonderful wizard from Oz"

Suggestion for a pre-task: The group could watch the film in their own language first and then play together in small teams.

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Engineering English and Iron Lord

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The Iron Lord is suitable to play with students of Mechanical Engineering with B1 or B2 English level not only because it is a nice change to “normal” English lessons, but because the game offers the possibility to apply language knowledge the way students will do in their future jobs. The Iron Lord is about a young man visiting his uncle in Namariel for the first time, the country has been converted in an iron land full of machines with a robot army. The uncle is taken prisoner soon after his nephew arrives, so the new visitor has to work out how machines function in order to save his uncle. The game challenge is not very big for students, they can play the game in a few hours time, and the real challenge will be the task afterwards.

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Who applies Mobile Learning?

 Many schools have been using mobile devices to teach. Some schools even have their own apps. Universities rely on Mobile Learning because of the advantages. Primary schools use mobile devices because they have proved to be useful in many ways, for example for disabled kids. Many schools talk about their experiences with Mobile Learning and their positive results. But what do students think? Do they have a different view of Mobile Learning or even further ideas on how can Mobile Learning help us in future? One student explains why Mobile Learning should be standard learning. All in all, we can summarize: Mobile Learning is the future.