Digital Learning India 2006 23-25 August,2006 Hotel Taj Palace New Delhi, India http://www.digitalLEARNING.in/DLindia Dear Members, The Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (www.csdms.in) is organizing aÂ three day conference entitled â€˜Digital Learning India 2006â€™ in conjunction with â€˜egov India 2006â€™ and â€˜Indian Telecentre Forum 2006â€™ to be held during 23-25 August, 2006 at Hotel […]
This story about an educational use of NWN game is closely related to my investigation.Â I’ll be following up on this as a possibility for my 3rd creative development cycle – alternatives currently SL, AW or a games environment like this – “Educational computer games–they’re not just for five-year-olds anymore,” jokes School of Journalism and […]
Over at MTV they are commenting on Raph Koster‘s talk and other speculation at the Games for Change conference last month.Â Apparently all was cheery and hopeful until Raph delivere his final keynote that some felt dashed the hopes of the attendees.Â Raph’s blog offers an interesting rejoinder where he advises that it isn’t thta […]
The folk over at The Games Institute and Muzzy Lane are offering a 4 week online course “Using Games in Education”… With Using Games in Education, you can bring the opportunities of digital games into your classroom. This ten unit course explores “why games”â€”the theories of educational gamingâ€”and “how games”â€”the practical aspects of implementing educational […]
Over at Terra Nova they are talking about thisÂ insurance commercial (“The Lord of Mishap”) which was first aired on TV.Â Check it out and pop back when you’re finished.
Congress Looks To Halt MySpace In Schools, Libraries 05.12.2006 9:03 AM EDT New bill would ban anyone under 18 from accessing social networking sites. from MTV News The article discusses a new bill being tabled in the US that seeks to limit access to onlone social networks by minors.Â It certainly seems like a knee-jerk […]
Microsoft have recently released an add-in to their Office suite that allows for easy integration of Creative Commons licensing. This add-in enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using the popular applications: Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel. With a Creative Commons license, authors […]
I’ve just been dabbling with an interesting little tool.Â Not entirely sure of the possibilities yet beyond the obvious social play.Â But it does look interesting and is incredibly easy to use.Â Not sure how it stacks up against podcasting – but give it time.Â A new step in the great ocean of Social Networking. […]
A liitle personal gossip.Â Last year at a conference in MelbourneÂ I met a professor from the Instructional Design section of a major US university.Â Yesterday I got an email asking if I’m interested in a temporary teaching position. No real news yet, but I was just so damn chuffed I had to share!!
At a CREATEC seminar yesterday Janette Hill from University of Georgia presented a short session about community building in online learning environments.Â Some important insights for my own investigations into shifting Process Drama into online contexts. Janette introduced Turkle’s suggestionÂ of theÂ self as “sum of distributed presences” and I found the notion very similar to Goffman’s […]