The ARGOSI framework (PowerPoint)

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Feb 5, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)

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The ARGOSI framework

What is the ARGOSI framework?

Software


The ARG engine

Set of reusable ARG components


Narrative


Graphics


Challenges

Guidelines for use

The ARG engine

Free open
-
source software


Developed in Ruby on Rails (need to have some
expertise in Ruby, MySQL)


Can be deployed to any compatible server


Can be freely modified and customised

Delivers ARG elements


Challenge management


User management and leader board


Discussion forums and messaging

User and admin functionality

ViolaQuest


www.violaquest.org

Narrative structure

Overarching storyline


Regular plot points when challenges released

Customisable sub
-
plots


Related to learning outcome sets

Customising overarching narrative

Create regular plot points

Use plot devices to support engagement


Completing a pattern


Discovering a truth


Journeying with a character

Relate to local environment


e.g. Manchester and the linen industry

Opportunity to link with local organisations

Graphical elements

Customisable elements


Letter


Typewritten instructions


Diary pages


Map


Blueprints

Challenges

Linked to learning goals

Online and offline

Individual and group

Increasing levels of difficulty

Range of ways to provide evidence

Getting the right mix for learning

Completing

Competition

Storyline

Puzzle
-
solving

Community

Creativity

Good practice guide

Ongoing as we learn more

Handbook for implementation


Using the ARGOSI framework


Marketing guidance


Guidance on use of external sites

Research findings from ARGOSI