Tag Archives: ARG

10 Gaming Genres To Adapt In Class

Here’s a brief description of ten gaming genres and some tips on how they can be used in the classroom.  All these games were chosen because they are popular with young language learners, engaging and fun.  You can read lesson ideas and plans on this blog by following the links. 1  Point and click These [...]

Online Alternate Reality Game for Teens

THE GAME Whitesmoke is an online free to play Alternate Reality Game (ARG).  Commissioned by Channel 4 Education and aimed at teens, Whitesmoke hopes to educate by providing a personal taster (through a fictional game) of what it would be like to experience some of the dangers of social networking. WEBSITE SCREENSHOT INTERESTED? Read more [...]

EVOKE – Edugaming Online

EVOKE is an online Alternate Reality Game (ARG) run by the World Bank Institute and directed by Jane McGonigal.  It begins on March 3 2010 and requires gamers to complete ten game challenges over a ten week period.  If you want to reserve a place then do so now. An EVOKE is defined as an [...]

Spotlight on Digital Play Innovators #1 Jane McGonigal

To launch a new series entitled ‘Spotlight on Digital Play Innovators’, here’s a brief profile of Jane McGonigal, Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future, whose ground-breaking work on alternate reality games (ARGs) has led to a lot of excitement about how the power of games can impact the real-world. [...]