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Social Media and Games | Schedule

Schedule

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January 27, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Course Overview: Playing the Class

Syllabus overview; class introduction; creating your character and the first mission

February 03, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The New Social

Reading

Writing

  • Mission One Deadline
February 10, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

LOLcats, Memes, and other social acts

Reading

Writing

  • Mission Two Deadline
February 17, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Collective Farms and Angry Birds

Reading

Writing

  • Mission Three Deadline
February 24, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Tweets in the Crowd

Reading

Writing

  • Mission Four Deadline
March 03, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Clicking Cows, or, Gamification: Not (Just) a Dirty Word

March 10, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

"Amateur" Productions

Reading

Writing

  • Mission Six Deadline

Groupwork

  • Midterm Review: In Class Game
March 17, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Midterm Mission

During the week of the midterm mission, players will be given a series of collaborative and solo tasks. Players who have achieved a high rank in the class game by this stage will be rewarded with bonuses for the mission.

There will be no in-person class meeting this week!

March 24, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Spring Break

March 31, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Midterm Debriefing

Reading

Groupwork

  • Midterm Mission Deadline
April 07, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Gameful-ness

Reading

  • Shirky, Cognitive Surplus.

    183-213.
  • McGonigal, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.

    PDF.

Writing

  • Mission Seven Deadline
April 14, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

ARGs and other experiments

Reading

Writing

  • Mission Eight Deadline
April 21, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Final Project Briefing

Each team must schedule a meeting to review their progress to date. Be prepared to show evidence of your collaboration and make sure your team has been posting regularly to your group space. Teams will be given the opportunity to schedule meeting times in the order of their collective game rank.

April 28, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The Future of "Social" Games

May 05, 2011, 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Final Wrap-Up

Presentation

  • Team Presentations

    Each team will present their final projects for group feedback.

May 12, 2011, 11:00 am 11:59 pm

Final Project Deadline

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