Gradesheets will be handed out at the start of class. Your midterm grade will be passed out next week, along with an update. The extra credit option for 500 points is still available. If your team would like to pursue the bonus posted during the raid week in light of your grade, you can do so for 1,500 points as a late extra credit.
New this week: nominate someone for an achievement based on their site participation. Have you seen someone create a great group? Contribute above and beyond? Nominate them by emailing me their name and the achievement you believe you deserve. You cannot nominate yourself.
Step One: Reflective Essay
There is no reading quiz today. Instead, reflect on your participation in your team throughout the midterm raid. What did you accomplish personally? What value did you add to the collaborative work? Were there any surprises or obstacles along the way? Think honestly about your role and what you have produced, and write the narrative of your experience. You are responsible for assigning rankings to yourself and your teammates and explaining your reasons.
- Concept Leader: Assign this ranking to someone who contributed substantially to all elements of the project.
- Mission Specialist: Assign this ranking to someone who did not necessarily engage with all aspects of the raid, but did complete their assigned portion.
- Valued Collaborator: Assign this ranking to someone who was involved in all aspects, but never took a strong role in anything.
- Silent Partner: Assign this ranking to someone who was minimally involved in your team and did not contribute substantially.
You have 25 minutes for this task. Essays should NOT be posted publicly but instead should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email heading “Mission Reflection.” Make sure to include your name at the top.
Step Two: Mission Reports
Present your final game to the class. We should hear from each member of the team on their contributions.
Make sure to address how you answered each aspect of the design challenge and listen attentively to other teams presentations: you should also actively visit their site and provide feedback after the presentation.
Step Three: Badges and Accolades
Vote for your favorite game in three categories:
- Best Overall
- Designer Space
- Creative Concept
Badges (and bonus points) will be awarded to teams who win each achievement. Also, the “Class Artist” achievement is open to anyone who designs original art for all three of these badges.
Step Four: At-Home Tasks
Open Forum Week: After the structured mission last week, it’s time to prepare to pursue your own projects. This week, consider both your opinions on his concepts and your own ideas for a final project. Your project must involve building, manipulating, evaluating, interpreting, playing and otherwise prodding at social media networks, games and tools. Post your final project ideas, or current news and ideas you’ve observed that relate to class discussions. Conversations should take place in the COSC 407 Forum under the heading “Final Project Brainstorming.” These posts are due by the start of class on 11/14!