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Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it
In business, storytelling is all the rage. Without a compelling story, we are told, our product, idea, or personal brand, is dead on arrival.
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Penny Arcade - Extra Credits – ARGs (part 1)

Love this video primer to what an ARG is. Will be using this link to talk ARGs with folks.

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Turnstyle » New Media Breaks Through: Fourth Wall Studios Launches RIDES

Turnstyle » New Media Breaks Through: Fourth Wall Studios Launches RIDES | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

A new platform from Fourth Wall Studios leverages technology to bring TV watchers into the story. Same team behind "The Beast."

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Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it's Going

Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it's Going | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

White paper that synthesizes research on game based learning and principles of game design. Great principles for learning and how they are reinforced through gaming.

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Experts push gaming as a ‘serious’ element of higher education

Experts push gaming as a ‘serious’ element of higher education | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Focus on serious gaming in education with emphasis on games for engaging in trial and error.  

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The Science of Education - Dana Foundation

The Science of Education - Dana Foundation | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Not about games, per se, but a great overview of how neuroscience should/could inform learning design. Relevant to games - need for multiple, creative tasks to improve mastery/confidence.

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College Students Find 'Serious' Video Games Educational, Fun

College Students Find 'Serious' Video Games Educational, Fun | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Overview of serious games on campus. Great quote: "An education simulation is how you'd want your doctor to learn, and a serious game is how you'd want to learn."

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Gaming: Leveling Up Global Competence

Gaming: Leveling Up Global Competence | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Column about the promise of gaming for global learning, engagement, and to "save the world." Highlights recent Catalysts for Change game from Institute for the Future. 

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> ARG Design Links : ARGology

> ARG Design Links : ARGology | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Great bundle of links and resources on designing an ARG. 

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Sean Stewart . Alternate Reality Games

Love this definition/description of ARGs from one of the writers of The Beast. Great description of dismantling a story and scattering the pieces. 

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The Varsity » The only game in town

The Varsity » The only game in town | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Toronto-based ARG hopes to bring the genre back closer to "live interactive performative narratives" rather than promotional vehicles. 

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When Games and Stories Collide - Deep Media

When Games and Stories Collide - Deep Media | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it
Last June, when I was giving the opening keynote at the Crossover Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest, I was asked to talk about the relationship between games and stories. It's a meaty topic: If stories in the digital age are becoming...
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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

The popularity of video games is not the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching strategies. Great analysis of game-based-learning from the perspective of neuroscience.

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'Truman Show'-Style Online Game Uses Actors, Not Animation

'Truman Show'-Style Online Game Uses Actors, Not Animation | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Profile of "Alternet Games," who infuse real-time drama into games through improv and live characters. 

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Alternate Reality Games – My reflections from PELECON12

Alternate Reality Games – My reflections from PELECON12 | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Love this description as an ARG and it's potential for immersive learning. Immersive experiences can "con" students into learning. 

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Gaming is Good for You (Infographic)

Gaming is Good for You (Infographic) | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Infographic on "why gaming is good for you," includes section on education and brief mention of some ARGs.

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Games 'tap into the best version of yourself' – What's Next - CNN.com Blogs

Profile of ARG designer Jane McGonigal and her latest game - SuperBetter. Talks about role of instant feedback, collective intelligence in games.

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Over to You Mr. Smarty-Pants: How Would You Fix the World? - Forbes

Over to You Mr. Smarty-Pants: How Would You Fix the World? - Forbes | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Latest multi-player game from Jane McGonigal with social ambitions: relying on collective intelligence to solve the problem of global poverty.

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GHOSTS OF A CHANCE

GHOSTS OF A CHANCE | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Older example but still a great resource. (Inspired my first ARG!) Game from Smithsonian Art Museum featuring game artifacts and the final report. 

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Leicester Research Archive: Motivation in alternate reality gaming environments and implications for learning

Research on ARGs in education featuring four case studies. (Scroll down to download the full PDF.) 

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Alternate Reality Gaming for Kids

Alternate Reality Gaming for Kids | Alternate Reality Games | Scoop.it

Great examples of how to weave together storytelling, discovery, and adventure for kids with ARGs. 

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