So what’s this blog all about then? A “course”….?
Marc made a reasonable point in a comment to the About page: “I had a really memorable interaction with Randy Hinrichs and Anoop Gupta of Microsoft Research a few years ago when we (KMi) proposed some fairly radical course environment/production/experiment ideas to them. One of their responses was, ‘COURSE?’ ‘Why are you so COURSE-centric?’ ”
So this is what it’s about – a journey; a journey through the digital world of interactive media and computer game design.
Hopefully, we (if we are a we, otherwise I guess that ‘we’ should be an ‘I’) will learn something along the way. Not only at the “topic level” – interactive digital media design – but also at the structural level, at the medium level… In particular, at the level of how well suited a daily blog is as the delivery medium for a “course”, compared to using a VLE, for example… (VLE? – look it up… ;-)
I have an idea of the sorts of things I intend to post about over the next 2-3 months, but that is potentially subject to change.
If you want to know what sorts of things those things might be, I’ve shared a mindmap of a course (yes – a real course) in this area that we’ve been trying to work on in a traditional way.
You can find it here: interactive mindmap overview of the course we originally had in mind….
(The mindmap was created with Freemind, which you can download and install from the Freemind website. If you’d like to try out a mindmapping tool without having to download one, there are several around: online mindmapping tools.)
What’s next? Well, I’ll start blogging “on topic” in the next couple of days…
In the meantime, why not just carry on going with the flow….;-)
Or if you’ve had a peek at the mindmap, and seen mention of Game Maker – yes, I’m going to be posting some activities round that, so you may want to go and get hold of a copy. You can download it (for free) from YoYo Games.