Author Archives: Daniel

BusyWorks — a Business English Live Action Role-play on Facebook

Are you teaching Business English? Introduce your students to BusyWorks on Facebook. This is a little side project I’ve started where English language learners can join up to role-play as company workers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165579246823338/

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Thesis Online

My thesis titled Affordances Toward Fluency: Second Language Emergence in a Classroom Role-playing Game is available to download freely from the Sookmyung Women’s University library. This study takes a complex, dynamic systems approach in analyzing the fluency of two groups of … Continue reading

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League of Explorers

I’ve updated the site with a page on League of Explorers, a game about exploring the world’s cultures that is run similar to Deadway. Here are quick links to passport/character sheets, a sample mission page, and an XP spreadsheet.

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Imagined Selves in Imagined Worlds: Identity and Power in Negotiated Communities

Here’s a mini-research paper I wrote last year and published in Issues in EFL. It plays around with the ideas of imagined communities and group intersubjectivity. The abstract: This mini-research project explores the identities and power structures formed within a … Continue reading

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Tiny Hearts – Updated Character Sheets

I designed new character sheets for Tiny Hearts for use in the RSCON 2014 presentation. These are more in-depth than the one in the demo chapter and reflect an adaptation of the Deadway-like ruleset, which is the underlying mechanic I use for most … Continue reading

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Tiny Hearts at RSCON 2014 – Sat, Jul 11th, 11am EST

I will be presenting on Tiny Hearts at this year’s Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON 2014) on Saturday, July 11th at 11am EDT / 4pm UK (Friday midnight KST). This is a framework for young learners I developed earlier … Continue reading

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Deadway at the KOTESOL National Conference 2014

I’ll be doing a workshop on Deadway this weekend (5/31) at the KOTESOL National Conference at Kyungpook National University in Daegu. It will be in room 304 of the Global Plaza at 4:30. Below is the session abstract: A growing … Continue reading

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