The Source Overview
Monday and Fridays were individual online activities. Players completed challenges bythemselves through our website: http://thesource.uchicago.edu/ Players met 3 days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Week 1 focused on the E in STEAM: engineering. However, the goal of this week was to introduce players to the basics of alternate reality games and the idea that information is hidden. Players had to work efficiently within the system to find the best solution and not the just the right one.
Week 2 turned its attention to Science. Our goal was to show a variety of health care perspectives ant to introduce players to loci and critical thinking inherent to the sciences.
Week 3 focused on Math and cryptography. We manly focused on basic ciphers such as Caesar shifts to keep things simple and fun.
Week 4 had games games that taught the principles of computing, such as algorithms, symbolic thinking, and if → then statements in a flexible way
Week 5 turned towards art, and, to our delight, our players continued to diversify their analytical skills while further developing a critical engagement with social issues.