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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Gamer 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0?

A while back I had a discussion with Cammy Bean of Learning Visions about what level of "gamer" she was and even if she was a gamer at all. No resolution was ever reached but her post Are You a Gamer? generated many comments.

Well the controversy may be over. Several excellent students (Nicole Clark, Heather Gee, Aaron Kennelly and David Robbins) created a fun little assessment tool called Gamer Rater that helps you determine what level of gamer you are according to Games, Gadgets and Gizmos for Learning. You progress through a series of choices you make throughout a typical day and at the end you are given a summary and a brief description of the type of gamer you are.

So take a few moments and take the assessment and please let me and the students know if you have any ideas for improvement or modifications via comments on this blog entry, the semester is over but they'll be willing to make some post-semester changes.

So, if you have some time, take the assessment: Game Rater and let us know what you think.

if you enjoy the little assessment, please pass it along to your friends and co-workers.

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Wendy said...

Karl - this is REALLY NICE!!!!!
What did your students use to build it? My only comment is to add rollovers to the icons at the bottom of the menu to assist navigation.

Heather said...

Wendy – I’m one of the students that worked on the project. I’m glad you liked it! To build the game we used Flash and Photoshop. Thanks for taking the time to play and leaving feedback as to how it can be improved!

nkilkenny said...

Wow! This is terrific! I was able to navigate through it pretty easily. It beats a text only quiz/survey. I also like the 'Sims-like' music in the background.