We created a framework - a course skeleton - divided according to our interests and areas of expertise. Within that framework we added notes and readings.
We charted out a loose Welcome just to see what would be needed...and to serve as a depository for notes until the end of development when we flesh out the Welcome in detail.
The Towne of Histore is completed finished -only needing narrative that will be added at the end.
Gaming Towne is under development and is coming along very nicely.
I have discovered - not that I didn't know this before but more of a reaffirmation - that I create by using a loose topical outline, filing notes and items within each topic, but start course development at the beginning and work to the end to be sure I see how everything within a module unfolds before leaving and moving elsewhere. I simply cannot function by developing several modules at once. finishing what I start allows me to move on. While I knew this before, I had forgotten it. Ideas come to me, for example, on the Gamifi-what...and I make notes, but I cannot start without finishing what comes before.
Since I mentioned it...Gamifi -what is where I will introduce the term gamification, starting to drive home the differences between gamification and using games. I will create a video for this, detailing a variety of gamification examples, just to tease student interests fo a later town.
I have located a software that will allow us to create a map of Gamitopia......
(I have been asked by a colleague to provide assistance to help him find simulations he can use in the classroom - a little off topic, but very important.)
Having given up on there actually being a text we could use entirely I have accepted that we will write content for the entire course.... and craft several videos of our own....
Finishing is not a question - we will finish. We have already accomplished a lot, and will continue to move forward with the goal of having this ready by Jan 1, 2017, for piloting and teaching by summer 2017.
This has been a great deal of fun - and learning!