Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Link of the Week #11: Urgent Evoke - A crash course in changing the world.

Urgent Evoke - A crash course in changing the world.

Here's an interesting social networking "game" designed to engage participants in quests and missions which develop a deeper understanding and application of Collaboration, Courage, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Local insight, Knowledge, Networking, Resourcefulness, Spark, Sustainability, and Vision.  Players develop these "powers" by tackling real world  problems such as poverty, water and food security, education, and human rights.  

The game was devoloped using the Ning social networking platform, but has a very different feel from other social networks like Facebook.  This is Facebook with a mission and a very convincing atmosphere.  Check out this trailer for Urgent Evoke.

EVOKE trailer (a new online game) from Alchemy on Vimeo.

Is this worthy of the classroom?  Better question may be is this worthy of what education could or should become? Informative, Engaging, Participatory, Authentic, Structured.

Looks like some Hardcore problem based learning to me.

Shout out to for sharing this resource.

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