World of Classcraft is a role playing game that is played in the classroom. The goal of the game is to transform the classroom into an adventure and the brains behind the project is Shawn Young, a grade 11 physics teacher at a High School in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
In World of Classcraft (WoC) players team up against the class, defeating monsters (homework) and bosses (exams). In WoC, players have a class, experience points (XP), hit points (HP), action points (AP) and power points (PP).
The use of this type of methodology is not particularly new and I first came across is after reading The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game written by Prof. Lee Sheldon. But what I love about Sean’s project is that he is not just taking the methodology of playful learning in the classroom forward he is also working hard in the background to build a platform that will support this type of pedagogy in multiple subject areas.
Certainly a project to watch overt the next few months / years.
Read the full article over on the BBC Website.