EDUCAUSE AUSTRALASIA 09 – Day 3

Keynote – Moodle 2.0 – Taking on The World Martin Douglmas Executive Director and Founder Moodle On the verge of releasing Moodle 2.0 – a comprehensive development and transformation – the mythical creature finally takes shape. Incorporation of web services… ported back into 1.9 as well – better integration with existing institutonal systems (student management, […]

EDUCAUSE sudden insight #edaust09

@libsmatter live blogging on the floor Originally uploaded by catspyjamasnz It has just dawned on me that the most engaging sessions I’ve been to are those run by people who are actually out there in the wild – doing it for real in the real world of Web 2.0 Not those peddling institutional clones, not […]

EDUCAUSE AUSTRALASIA 09 – Day 1

Image by petaj via Flickr Session 1: Sustainable Digital Literacy: (Peter Kandlbinder – UTS) Expectations of the institution towards First Year digital literacy. A range of “basic” technology skills are assumed. Developing staff capacity (for quality elearning) (L Rankine – UWS) 90% of units have Bb site. Qualitative statements about elearning Selection of undergrad sites […]

2009 Virtual World Best Practice in Education Conference

Well, I was just saying in my blog post this morning that had I a chance to redo my Dramatically Different workshop presentation from NMC I would implement some changes.  Now, thanks to a last minute cancellation at the 2009 Virtual World Best Practice in Education Conference and the fact I was following organiser chat […]

CFP: Meaningful Play

Meaningful Play 2008, which takes place October 9-11, 2008, is an interdisciplinary academic conference that explores the potential of games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways. The conference includes thought-provoking keynotes from leaders in academia and industry, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions (including academic and industry discussions), innovative workshops, roundtable discussions, and […]

Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008

Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008 November 28/29, 2008 Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia And selected locations in Second Life ® The Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop is an event for Australasian researchers, educators, arts and business people involved in virtual worlds, to meet and discuss topics related to virtual worlds. The aim of this workshop is to […]

Convergence of the Real and the Virtual

Right now I’m standing in a sewer alongside Constance Steinkuehler while NicK Yee, Julian Dibbell and a huge gathering of the Horde participate on the The First Scientific Conference in World of Warcraft.   It’s a fascinating exercise but I still think its a limiting environment for this sort of gathering – my conference experiences […]