Dear course instructors:
Thanks for considering the use of MMOWGLI in your course. Please review the following additional consent requirements for you and your class. If you decide to give students the option to work as groups in the MMOWGLI game, we request that you notify the game administrators. According to protocol requirements, alternative assignments with matching credit must be provided for any student who voluntarily decides not to create a game account. Example alternatives include performing a game review, writing a short paper, etc. A similar level of effort or similar number of expected hours are good comparisons to avoid any possible perception of coercion. Player participation remains voluntary at all times.
We are happy to help and answer any questions you might have. Please advise if you want a special demographic category for course participants as part of player identity in the game. Please also notify us immediately if any problems arise via email to mmowgli-trouble@movesInsitute.org or the Trouble Report page.
We request that you send a short writeup afterwards summarizing course results, whether the game was a good match for your course, student feedback, and any suggestions for future improvements. The MMOWGLI community will appreciate any results or recommendations that you wish to report afterwards.
Questions and suggestions are always welcome. In order to continue improving the art and practice of MMOWGLI platform usage in education, workshops, or other closed contexts, activity organizers are encouraged to send a simple post-event report to the MMOWGLI community (email@example.com) detailing:
• Usage parameters: MMOWGLI game, course name, organizers, dates, institution, etc.
• Instructional purpose of course, goals, etc.
• Summary of outcomes.
• Successes and difficulties, useful techniques, lessons learned, pedagogy, etc.
• Feedback from participants.
• Organizer conclusions and recommendations for future work.
Thanks for participating in this opportunity. Play the game, change the game!