Extract:The reconstruction of the modern university is under way, and it extends beyond Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Just as the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) has re- imagined urban spaces in Minecraft (Mojang, 2011) through the Block by Block initiative (blockbyblock.org), so too have educators re- imagined the space and meaning of the University Campus. This chapter presents the potential of Minecraft to help students and professors re- think university spaces and university education by presenting a detailed case study of the integration of the standard, unmodified release of Minecraft operating in creative mode into an experimental university class.
|Title of host publication||Understanding Minecraft|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on play, community and possibilities|
|Place of Publication||North Carolina|
|Publisher||McFarland & Company, Inc.|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Brand, J. E., De Byl, P. B., Knight, S., & Hooper, J. (2014). Mining constructivism in the university: The case of creative mode. In N. Garrelts (Ed.), Understanding Minecraft: Essays on play, community and possibilities (pp. 57-75). North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc..