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EVO Minecraft MOOC and language learning and teaching




This page presents an archive of publications, presentations, and blog posts created or contributed to by moderators of EVO Minecraft MOOC since its inception in 2015 relating to the pedagogical underpinnings of Minecraft and language learning and teaching.


EVOMC22 moderators: Please request to join this wiki to add your own or known publications and presentations on this topic here


Selected Publications

Alphabetically by author and then in chronological order


Chien, Y. (2019). The language of massively multiplayer online gamers: A study of vocabulary in Minecraft gameplay. TESL-EJ, 23(3), 1-16. http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej91/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume22/ej91/ej91int/


Dodgson, D. (2017). Digging deeper: Learning and re-learning with student and teacher Minecraft communities. TESL-EJ, 20(4), 1-12. http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej80/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume20/ej80/ej80int/


Kuhn, J. and Stevens, V. (2017). Participatory culture as professional development: Preparing teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom. TESOL Journal 8, 4:753–767. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.359 and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tesj.359/full.

Pre-publication proof available: https://vancestevens.com/papers/tesol/r1_TESJ_359_review2017oct25_1_archivecopy.pdf


Smeaton, D. & Prestridge, S. (2016) Minecraft Teacher: An anthropological exploration of the pedagogy behind Minecraft as a 'serious' teaching tool. Australian Computers in Educational National Conference, Brisbane. September, ACCE2016.



Smolčec, M., Smolčec, F. & Stevens, V. (2014). Using Minecraft for Learning English. TESL-EJ, 18(2), 1-15. Retrieved from http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej70/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume18/ej70/ej70int/ 


Stevens, V. (2017). Gamifying Teacher Professional Development through Minecraft MOOC. In Zoghbor, W., Coombe, C., Al Alami, S. & Abu-Rmaileh, S. (Eds.). Language Culture Communication: Transformations in Intercultural Contexts. The Proceedings of the 22nd TESOL Arabia Conference. Dubai: TESOL Arabia. Pages 75-92. Available: http://vancestevens.com/papers/evomcmooc_TACON2016.pdf


Stevens, V. (2019). Gamifying teacher professional development through Minecraft MOOC. In D. Barr, E. Bañados, & A. Gimeno (Eds.), Proceedings of WorldCALL 2018, Concepción, 13-16 November, 2018: CALLing all the CALLers Worldwide (pp. 122-125). Universidad de Concepción. http://worldcall5.org/images/WorldCALL_2018_Proceedings_compressed.pdf.

Also available: https://www.vancestevens.com/papers/2019/Gamifying_teacher_professional_development_through_Minecraft_MOOC_Worldcall2018proceedings.pdf


Stevens, V. (2021). Up your game: Engage your learners with Minecraft. TESOL Connections (September 2021), 1-8.



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In reverse chronological order


2021 presentations


under compliation


2020 presentations


Sept 20, 2020 -  25th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar – EVO Minecraft MOOC for 2021 kicks off with a playdate event at VWMOOC20 



Sept 15, 2020 -  Crafting Connections for Cottage Communities at VSTE Minecraft Monday



Aug 25, 2020 - VSTE Minecraft Mondays for Aug 24, 2020 - Learning how to make banners



June 2, 2020 - Monthly VSTE Minecraft Monday for June – Advanced Cartography



May 9, 2020 -  TALIN webinar #14, VSTE, Kotoba Miners, and EVO Minecraft MOOC at the 2020 Virtual Round Table Web conference



Wed May 6, 2020 - Learning2gether with Bron Stuckey hosting Successes in Remote Learning in Minecraft 



April 7, 2020 - VSTE Minecraft Monday – Fishing data collection



Feb 15, 2020 - EVO Minecraft MOOC 2020 Grand Finale – Mattie Tsai’s Wool Race Game



Jan 11, 2020 - EVO Minecraft MOOC kicks off its 6th season with Electronic Village Online



2019 presentations


Nov 13, 2019 -  Learning2gether with Heike Philp and GUINEVERE simulcasting colloquium on games in virtual worlds



Oct 7, 2019 - Kim Harrison hosts VSTE Minecraft Monday and East Coast Miners -- and IATEFL World Teachers’ Day



Sept 9, 2019 - Learning2gether with VSTE at their monthly Minecraft Monday



June 28, 2019 -  Vance Stevens Plenary at ICCTAR, Melaka, on Gamifying Teacher Professional Development through EVO Minecraft MOOC



Feb 8, 2019 - Michiyo and Mattie join EVO Minecraft MOOC moderators Don Carroll, Dakota Redstone, and Jane Chien in a deliberately executed tomb raid; recorded in Minecraft by Vance Stevens



Feb 5, 2019 - EVO Minecraft MOOC visits East Coast Miners for VSTE Minecraft Monday, hosted by Kim Harrison



Jan 27, 2019 - Rose Bard, Dakota Redstone, and Jane Chien host a Building Challenge on the EVO Minecraft 1.12.2 server



Jan 21, 2019 - Teacher Vance leads Wilderness adventure trek to Black_Kitten's village



2018 presentations


Nov 16, 2018 - Vance Stevens presents ‘Gamifying Teacher Professional Development through Minecraft MOOC’ at WorldCALL 2018



Nov 1, 2018 - Vance Stevens presents ‘lightning talk’ on Engaging students in gamified classrooms using Minecraft 



April 29, 2018 - Demonstrating EVO Minecraft MOOC at the 10th Virtual Round Table Web Conference with Vance Stevens, Jane Chien, Mircea Patrascu, Dakotah Redstone, Mattie Tsai, Maha Abdelmoneim, Don Carroll, and Heike Philp



Mar 28, 2018 - Vance Stevens, Jane Chien, Aaron Schwarz, and Jeff Kuhn present TESOL 2018 Chicago: Preparing Teachers to Engage Learners with EVO Minecraft MOOC, webcast by Heike Philp



Feb 22, 2018 - Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC – Underwater exploration on Om_Temple with Don Carroll, Jane Chien, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Vance Stevens



Feb 4, 2018 - Alexander Hayes discusses Minecraft: My Experience and Your Dilemma



Jan 28, 2018 - Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC, in which Dakota Redstone, Abu Fletcher (Don Carroll), Jane Chien, Mattie Tsai, Maha Abdelmoneim, Mircea Patrascu, and Vance Stevens explore a Temple at the Seaside



2017 presentations


June 22, 2017 - Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu present EVO Minecraft MOOC at the Second Life MOOC 2017 online conference https://learning2gether.net/2017/06/22/vance-stevens-domagoj-and-marijana-smolcec-dakota-redstone-and-mircea-petrascu-mine-your-language-on-sl-mooc/ 


May 5, 2017 - Dave Dodgson, Jeff Kuhn, Vance Stevens, and other moderators of EVO Minecraft MOOC present at the 9th Virtual Round Table Web Conference, hosted by Heike Philp



March 5, 2017, Maha Abdelmoneim organizes an EVO Minecraft MOOC expedition to temples in a desert biome



Feb 11, 2017, EVO Minecraft MOOC meets Jo Kay at Massively Minecraft 



Feb 7, 2017, EVO Minecraft MOOC attends VSTE Minecraft Monday organized by Kim Harrison



Feb 3, 2017, Vance Stevens and Jeff Kuhn, - Third time around overview: A short history of community in EVO Minecraft MOOC at the 8th annual free connecting online conference


Jan 26, 2017, David Dodgson, David Plumel, Dakota Redstone, and Rose Bard talk and play EVO Minecraft MOOC 



Jan 21, 2017, Special streaming from EVO Minecraft MOOC from in-world using Discord



Jan 15, 2017, Vance Stevens on Gamification and CLIL, A Minecraft perspective: webinar for Techno-CLIL EVO session



2016 presentations


Oct 4, 2016 - Punching through to the next level – Livestreaming EVOMC17 Minecraft weekly playdates with Linda Gielen, Rose Bard, Mircea Patrascu, and Vance Stevens



September 20, 2016 - EVOMC17 Playdate in Minecraft – Basic building with Rose Bard, Mircea Patrascu, and Vance Stevens



September 6, 2016 - Gamifying teacher professional development: Vance Stevens, Rose Bard, Linda Gielen, Mircea Patrascu, and Jeff Kuhn engage in EVOMC17 Minecraft MOOC playdate #2



Apr 24, 2016 Vance presented "Minecraft and the gamification of teacher and student learning" at the SLMOOC16 annual online conference, which served as Learning2gether Episode 330, https://learning2gether.net/2016/04/24/minecraft-and-the-gamification-of-teacher-and-student-learning-at-the-slmooc16-annual-online-conference/ 


Apr 17, 2016 Mircea Patrascu, Rose Bard, and Vance Stevens addressed online one of the IATEFL YLT SIG Bi-Monthly Webinars to discuss EVO Minecraft MOOC, Learning2gether Episode 329, https://learning2gether.net/2016/04/17/mircea-patrascu-rose-bard-and-vance-stevens-address-iatefl-ylt-sig-bi-monthly-webinars/ 


March 19, 2016 - EVO Minecraft MOOC in a quest for the Ender Dragon, an in-world adventure shared among Linda Gielen, Rose Bard, Mircea Patrascu, Aaron Schwartz, and Vance Stevens



March 10, 2016 - Gamifying Teacher Professional Development through Minecraft MOOC presented by Vance Stevens at TESOL Arabia 2016 in Dubai,



March 6, 2016 - Zoom Meeting at Mircea Patrascu’s server, and CALL-IS webcaster training #2 with Abe Reshad



Feb 28, 2016 - Nathan Beyerlein interviews three moderators of EVO Minecraft MOOC, Rose Bard, Marijana Smolčec, and Vance Stevens



Feb 10, 2016 - EVO MineCraft MOOC Server Party, a visit to Mircea Petrascu's Magical Minecraft Server 



Feb 9, 2016 -  Aaron Schwartz presents Installing Plugins for Minecraft and Other Server-Side Geekery for EVO Minecraft MOOC



Feb 7, 2016 - Vance Stevens at CO16 - EVO MineCraft MOOC and Gamification of Teacher Professional Development



Feb 3, 2016 - Vance Stevens presents a Convergence of Minecraft and Techno-CLIL



Feb 3, 2016 - Vance Stevens presented on "Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Gamification of Teacher Professional Development" online to theTechno-CLIL EVO (Electronic Village Online) session. The presentation used an early rendition of this slide show:


(same as above?)


Jan 31, 2016 - Thorsten Groß’s students conduct tour of Ricarda-Huch-Schule for EVO Minecraft MOOC



Jan 24, 2016  - Bron Stuckey and EVO Minecraft MOOC: Projects and challenges – designing and building



Jan 17, 2016 - Jeff Kuhn on Minecraft: An Introduction to What's Possible, keynotes Week 2 of EVO Minecraft MOOC



Jan 12, 2016 - Vance Stevens explains Electronic Village Online and Minecraft MOOC: Gamification of TPD at MoodlePalooza



2015 presentations


Nov 29, 2015 -  Vance Stevens on Minecraft as a vehicle for gamification in teacher professional development, presented at Moodle MOOC 7



Nov 15, 2015 - Bron Stuckey and Vance Stevens with Filip and Marijana Smolčec presented on Learning2gether meets Moodle MOOC 7, EVO, and gamification in TPD at the 8th annual SLanguages Conference online, 



July 6, 2015 -Vance Stevens presented a short paper on-site at the XVII CALL Research Conference entitled Minecraft as a model for gamification in teacher training, about what we have learned so far from EVO Minecraft MOOC about the gamification of professional development, how learning the game of Minecraft can inform educators on how professional development can be structured in a more meaningful sense than that which many of us often encounter.http://learning2gether.net/2015/07/06/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-about-minecraft-as-a-model-for-gamification-in-teacher-professional-development/ 


March 2015 at the annual International TESOL Conference in Toronto, Vance Stevens presented Webheads, MOOCs & Minecraft as part of a panel Friday, March 27 on "Self-directed professional development in computer-assisted language learning"; Panelists: Jeong-Bae Son,  Phil Hubbard, Tom Robb, Tyson Seburn, Vance Stevens. Slides of my presentation can be found at http://tinyurl.com/vance2015pd 


Feb 8, 2015 - Jeff Kuhn and Vance Stevens present on EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conference http://learning2gether.net/2015/02/08/evo-minecraft-mooc-at-the-free-live-connecting-online-co15-conference/   

Feb 1, 2015 - Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC: Modifying the game for language learning, with Dave Dodgson, Jeff Kuhn, and EVOMC15 co-moderators



Jan 25, 2015 - Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming with Jeff Kuhn and Filip and Marijana Smolčec



Jan 14, 2015 - EVO Minecraft MOOC meet and greet with Jeff Kuhn




Selected blog posts

In reverse chronological order - please add your own here


Bard, R. (2022, January 27). Building Challenge: My first ever Minecraft Lesson Plan. 


Editors (most likely Walton Burns). (2022, January 21). Using Minecraft as a Teaching Tool


Stevens, V. (2017, April 20). Implementing teacher training in gamification through Minecraft: Putting the forces in motion. AdVancEducation. https://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2017/04/implementing-teacher-training-in.html 


Stevens, V. (2015, January). EVO Minecraft mOOC: Orient, declare, network. AdVancEducation. http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2015/01/evo-minecraft-mooc-orient-declare.html 



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