What will I gain from participating in the summer camp for teachers and instructional designers?

What will I gain from participating in the summer camp for teachers and instructional designers?
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  • I’m excited
    You'll gain access to our platform so you can turn your classroom and curriculum into a living game starting in the fall semester. The tool is designed to support game-based approaches to learning, your students become players and can accept quests tied to curriculum standards (designed by you or others, you control their access), and they track their rank, progress, and achievements as they game their way through the curriculum. They can login at school or home, anywhere they have access to the internet, including mobile devices.

    You'll also be introduced to principles of effective quest-based learning design, and have the opportunity to participate in eight unique quest chains with industry experts leading optional synchronous and asynchronous activities on topics like mobile learning, using games and sims, virtual world building, using World of Warcraft to teach subject areas, math and science tech integration, and more.

    Because we are in closed beta during 2011 with a limited number of players, participation is encouraged for those who have an interest in joining a community that is developing emergent technologies and new age curriculum. We are learning as we go!
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  • Will we be taught how to set up our own games and walked through the process or is this more of a camp for those already familiar with your software? I am a complete novice but would like to create some quests for my own research.
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  • You'll learn how to build a quest-based curriculum that may or may not includes games. This is the first time we have opened up the platform to other teachers, so everyone will be starting from scratch :)
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