Massively @ jokaydia is a Guild based learning community for kids aged 4-16 who are interested in developing digital media skills, exploring their creativity and developing online social skills by playing games!
Our guild was founded in mid 2011 for kids and parents, using game-theory and our experience of developing communities of practice in virtual worlds. The game-world and Guild is personally funded by Jo Kay – Director, jokaydia.com, with a little help from kind donations. We have over 1000 registered players from around the world.
What happens at Massively @ jokaydia?
Massively @ jokaydia runs on a whitelisted, multiplayer Minecraft server. We have several ‘maps’ for kids inworld, along with this Guild portal which provides them with both a community space and a project based learning oriented awards system.
Progression in the Guild is achieved by undertaking the tasks in the Awards section of the site. By achieving the award, players are given increasing power and responsibility in the game – both actively developing the game-world and working as community mentors.
There is no teaching or lessons allowed in the game in the way people might think about a learning game. Kids and adults are free to explore ideas following the social charter that sets out the Guild’s expectations on how to be a productive, positive player in our community.
Digital Citizenship and Online Safety
Our server is secure and only accessible to approved players via our whitelist. We run regular supervised open sessions for ‘guests’, however at all other times players are white-listed into the game space to ensure security.
All players are expected to follow the rules set out in the Massively @ jokaydia Charter.
How to Join
Teachers Please Note:
Although we are exploring educational uses of Minecraft, Massively @ jokaydia IS NOT a for-schools project, and has a focus on informal learning for kids and their parents. For this reason we are unable to accomodate class groups in the guild at this time.
If you are interested in setting up a server for your students, check out the jokaydia Minecrafts website, or feel free to contact the Massively @ jokaydia team for information on the dedicated for-school options we currently support. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The jokaydia team can provide additional options for schools and educational organisations who are interested in exploring Minecraft as a space for learning and community building, including:
- Professional Development Workshops
- Private Servers for school or community groups (fees apply).
For further information email: email@example.com