Taking Drama conventions into new territory

NMC2009-day2-session06_016 Originally uploaded by acousticdad As mentioned in other posts, I recently offered at session at the NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning (keyword tag NML2009). One of the key aspects of my presentation was to examine, practically, the different expression of conventions that are afforded by the new environment. I have begun a […]

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 […]

Invisible Theatre under the microscope

An interesting article appears in the latest issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education – I have wondered for a long time about the ethical aspects of invisible theatre. Typically the standard response is not dissimilar to the Marxist “The end justifies the means” and to some extent I’m personally satisfied with that – […]

Learning in, with and through Drama.

Learning in, with and through Drama. “ In the book Drama of Colour Saldaña discusses a study done by researchers Gourgey, Bosseau, and Delgado (1985) with lower socio-economic Black and Hispanic students in elementary school. After a six month improvisational drama project, gains were observed in vocabulary and reading comprehension. Survey results also suggested that […]

The Drama of Lost City #1

I’m pleased to say we launched this ship today. It’s taken a long time to organise but thanks to a few interested people we had a stab at it. It was a very different exercise than the small drama Anya Ixchel and I undertook at the last NMC Symposium. We had 12 people to get […]

Drama ready to go – I need you!

Well, the Process Drama I’ve been developing is well and truly ready to go. I’ve been trying for a while to drum up a gropup of interested volunteers to participate in the project. Unlike many reserach projects that simply require delivery of a syurvey, this project is a bit more complicated. Think of trying to […]

My Island Home…

The Second Life island of Godot is finally taking shape and the development is underway. Along with Kim Pasternak getting some better hair – the difficulties we had recently with inventory not appearing – or worse, disappearing – seem to be over. The island is shaping up to be a small seaside community, not disimilar […]

Godot development

As advised recently, I took delivery of my shiny new Second Life island called Godot. My initial excitement started to give way to the pragmatics of getting Godot into a state where it can serve my research needs. Reading about island development in other forums could leave you believing you need a hefty bankroll and […]

The waiting over – Godot is here!

Well, I awoke this morning knowing I had a meeting inworld with Larissa Dmytryk. I had a chance to check my inbox first and discovered the good news from Linden Lab that my island (Godot) has been delivered. This is the first image from the mini map – it doesn’t appear yet on the main […]