Two 72-hour txt sims are mini ARGs #altc2009 #falt09

Sarah Cornelius describes two 72-hour SMS simulations using edutxt ( These are small alternative reality games (ARGs), or models of social action that run in real-time.

 Session is here:

 – Flood Sim: Flood control. You are the local civil defence chief faced with a flood event based on Vaison la Romaine floods of [date]. This sim was run for 4th year undergraduates for whom the phone is an extension of themselves. Texting is the primary use.

 – Mentoring Sim: TQAL mentoring training. Simulation of mentoring relationships. Older cohort for whom the phone is a convenience not a relationship. Talking is primary use.

 Both groups liked the innovative aspect of using the phone for learning.

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