Originally created for the University’s Innovative Learning Week in 2016, Board Game Jam has been re-purposed and presented as a one day, half-day, and one hour(!) workshop.
The workshop guides groups of participants through all the steps to create their own board game. It explores prototyping and play-testing and how to add variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.
In the workshop we encourage groups to create games using digitised images openly licensed from the University of Edinburgh Library; but, of course, images can be sourced from elsewhere on the web.
Our workshop covers:
- the differences between copyright and licensing,
- how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use,
- how to licence your own work.
We share all the resources for running a Board Game Jam as OERs on our http://www.open.ed.ac.uk website, the beauty of which is that you can adapt and modify the format and purpose of a Jam to suit your own needs.
In this session we will run participants through the 60minute variant, working in groups to create your own game inspired by, and using, openly licensed images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised collection.
We will also discuss how this can be used for a variety of learning and teaching applications, and encourage creative thought on what other types of OER can be incorporated, encouraged, and created through play.