Operation LAPIS: Iteration of the CARDs

Jul 21, 11 Operation LAPIS: Iteration of the CARDs

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A few months ago here at Play the Past, I wrote about the collection mechanic that’s a large part of the grammatical instruction in Operation LAPIS. The rewards for completing categories in that collection mechanic were those wonderful CARDs (digital only) that would then appear in their personal dossiers. From a certain point of...

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Operation LAPIS: the CODEX

Apr 07, 11 Operation LAPIS: the CODEX

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In past posts, I’ve taken Play the Past’s readers through an overview of Operation LAPIS, a look at the collaborative immersion element, and an extensive explanation of the collection mechanic. This week I’m going to walk you through another key component of Operation LAPIS: the CODEX.   The superlatively engaging RPG’s...

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Operation LAPIS: The Collection Grind

Feb 17, 11 Operation LAPIS: The Collection Grind

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Previously I’ve taken Play the Past’s readers through an overview of Operation LAPIS and an in-depth look at the collaborative immersion element that lies at the heart of practomimetic instruction as our UConn team designs it. This week I’m going to walk you through another key component of Operation LAPIS: the Carta...

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Operation LAPIS: Collaborative Roleplaying in the Immersion

Jan 25, 11 Operation LAPIS: Collaborative Roleplaying in the Immersion

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As I introduced in a previous post, at the heart of Operation LAPIS is a collaborative role-playing experience that continuously and actively reinforces the primary learning objectives for the course: learning how to read, think, and act like a Roman based on an understanding of the culture as a whole. The crossword maker is one...

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Operation LAPIS: An Introduction

Dec 09, 10 Operation LAPIS: An Introduction

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