LINGUA GALAXIAE

A new learning platform for a new kind of learning

Lingua Galaxiae is a 1-semester writing game based on rules and definitions that create an epistemology for the good faith use of language. The nature of this good faith use is an honest effort to link language with physical evidence. This course includes 80-daily essays, additional essays and a final web-based portfolio at a cost of $750.

Because change is a constant of the physical world, the rules and definitions of the game are open to change through a rigorous process. Players are encouraged to challenge rules and definitions and are awarded extra points for successful efforts.

Players watch a daily video that covers a rule and definition in the context of a current event and ends with a writing prompt. Players write a response to the prompt and then send it to their personal writing coach. The coach critiques the essay, spending up to 10-minutes per player, and returns it to the player within 24-hours. Coaches run pods of 36-players each for a 6-hour workday with pay above the market rate. Most of the $750 fee to play the game goes to paying the writing coaches for Steps, Change Orders and the Final Portfolio.

The coach’s online view of a player’s file includes all previous comments made to the player in chronological order, creating seamless continuity from one critique to the next. Day after day, week after week for 80-days, player and coach interact as in the Dialogues of Plato.

The game ends with players creating individual 4-tab websites based on the 80 daily essays, which launches from within the game and includes a URL bearing the player’s name. This portfolio is now ready for college applications.

I brought these ideas together (everything is off the academic shelf) by drawing heavily from my undergraduate and graduate work at UC, Irvine, where I studied directly under such luminaries as Jacques Derrida. I combined this with the study of systems theory to create a systems-based post-modern epistemology for ages 16 and up. The platform design was informed by my 5-years of classroom teaching experience, serving as an Education Consultant to the California Legislature and my first book, Road to Belmont.

It is my belief that there exists a causal relationship between a deep understanding of language and enhanced academic performance. Students excel when they learn to access more information along with better tools for managing that information. Add the question “Who am I?” as an integrated part of language and you have enlightenment.

The book, The New English Class, explains the 80-steps of the game in about 4-hours. A review of this book can be found at the above site. I’m at the unlimited disposal of those reviewing the game. I’m available to provide Zoom tours of both the front and back-ends of the platform, in addition to speaking over the phone and/or email.

All links related to the game and my professional background are located at: www.bryanlsteele.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINGUA GALAXIAE

A new learning platform for a new kind of learning

Lingua Galaxiae is a 1-semester writing game based on rules and definitions that create an epistemology for the good faith use of language. The nature of this good faith use is an honest effort to link language with physical evidence. This course includes 80-daily essays, additional essays and a final web-based portfolio at a cost of $750.

Because change is a constant of the physical world, the rules and definitions of the game are open to change through a rigorous process. Players are encouraged to challenge rules and definitions and are awarded extra points for successful efforts.

Players watch a daily video that covers a rule and definition in the context of a current event and ends with a writing prompt. Players write a response to the prompt and then send it to their personal writing coach. The coach critiques the essay, spending up to 10-minutes per player, and returns it to the player within 24-hours. Coaches run pods of 36-players each for a 6-hour workday with pay above the market rate. Most of the $750 fee to play the game goes to paying the writing coaches for Steps, Change Orders and the Final Portfolio.

The coach’s online view of a player’s file includes all previous comments made to the player in chronological order, creating seamless continuity from one critique to the next. Day after day, week after week for 80-days, player and coach interact as in the Dialogues of Plato.

The game ends with players creating individual 4-tab websites based on the 80 daily essays, which launches from within the game and includes a URL bearing the player’s name. This portfolio is now ready for college applications.

I brought these ideas together (everything is off the academic shelf) by drawing heavily from my undergraduate and graduate work at UC, Irvine, where I studied directly under such luminaries as Jacques Derrida. I combined this with the study of systems theory to create a systems-based post-modern epistemology for ages 16 and up. The platform design was informed by my 5-years of classroom teaching experience, serving as an Education Consultant to the California Legislature and my first book, Road to Belmont.

It is my belief that there exists a causal relationship between a deep understanding of language and enhanced academic performance. Students excel when they learn to access more information along with better tools for managing that information. Add the question “Who am I?” as an integrated part of language and you have enlightenment.

The book, The New English Class, explains the 80-steps of the game in about 4-hours. A review of this book can be found at the above site. I’m at the unlimited disposal of those reviewing the game. I’m available to provide Zoom tours of both the front and back-ends of the platform, in addition to speaking over the phone and/or email.

All links related to the game and my professional background are located at: www.bryanlsteele.com