In 2013, we conducted an experiment within NASAGA. The question was essentially “If we build it, will they come?” Two nights a month, a slowly growing group of NASAGAns has been getting together on Twitter to chat about various ideas within our fields. We had deep discussions about play and identity, conquering institutional resistance, meaningful gamification with Scott Nicholson, providing options for learner engagement, simulations versus games, mobile gaming, alternate reality gaming, and, most recently, narrative use in games and simulations with Anastasia Salter.
We are maintaining the availability of the transcripts, so anyone can go back and catch up on all of them.
Transcripts of all previous chats: http://storify.com/search?q=%23NASAGAchat#stories
To find a specific transcript, use these links:
Storytime! , hosted by Anastasia Salter
Meaningful Gamification, hosted by Scott Nicholson
Identity and Play, hosted by Melissa Peterson
Combating Resistance to Games, hosted by Melissa Peterson
ARGs!, hosted by Melissa Peterson
Mobile Games, hosted by Melissa Peterson
Sims vs Games, hosted by Melissa Peterson
Providing Learners with Options, hosted by Melissa Peterson
About the chat coordinator
Melissa Peterson is a games-based learning designer and researcher in Pennsylvania, currently writing grants and working to fund various projects in informal science education spaces. Her background in cognitive science and informal education gives her work a unique constructivist and exploratory style. Melissa can be reached at email@example.com