Stanford-UT Research & Gaming Exchange

This quarter, my Rhetoric of Gaming class here at Stanford and Scott Nelson’s Rhetoric of Video Games class are engaging in a multi-assignment blog collaboration designed to help students engage cross-institutionally on issues related to gaming culture.

For our first assignment, both classes read selections from the first chapter of Ian Bogost’s book Persuasive Games and then posted and responded about ideas related to procedural rhetoric and serious games on the UT blog site.

Now, as we move to mid-quarter, students are actively working on developing their topics for papers related to gaming.  Here at Stanford, my students are selecting, narrowing, and focusing topics for a source-driven research paper and each have posted to our class blog an entry that contextualizes their topic and then discusses it in relation a single source. Here are links to their posts — it’s exciting just to look at the variety of ways that students are approaching this assignment:

This week, the UT students will be posting comments on these blog posts, and then the Stanford students will take their turn responding to the UT students’ ideas in a couple weeks.

So far it’s been a great exchange; it’s been an amazing opportunity to work with a class from another institution whose thematic focus is so similar to our own.

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