Twitter and that Harvard Study

Image by luc legay via Flickr This post is taken directly from an email interaction with some Instructional Design colleagues: It began when I sent this Twitter post and these questions to my colleagues – What does it also say about how we engage in online contexts?  What does it mean for online course design?  […]

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 […]

Winding up a great event

Yesterday morning in Perth I presented the final workshop in the New Media Consortium Symposium on New Media and Learning. The session went quite well but I did experience one small glitch and had to reload the software.. they was a delay of a minute or two… as is often the case when you’re excited […]

NMC Symposium on New Media & Learning

The 2009 NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning, the thirteenth in the NMC’s Series of Virtual Symposia, will explore the impact of new media on teaching, learning, research, and creative expression, especially in higher education. NMC Symposium on New Media & Learning http://www.nmc.org/node/6565 The NMC have just advised that my presentation proposal has been […]

Some reminders about the basics in Second Life

Today I conducted a small tour of my research island, Godot, in Second Life.  The visitors were all people involved with, or interested in, Psychodrama. As one of the virtual hosts for the event I would like to thank everyone who attended the session.  It was nice to have people back on the island.  Thanks […]

No sign of flagging interest in Virtual Worlds acording to recent Linden Lab report

Image via CrunchBase Linden Lab have just released the findings of their recent analysis of Second Life usage.  400 million hours of resident participation – that’s over 45,000 years for a single user! Given that the report also shows a marked increase in resident ownership and economic participation – it bodes well for MUVEs and […]

MUVEnation – Activity #7 – The professional Avatar

More MUVEnation homework… Considering avatar appearance in educational settings. Do you think avatar appearance is an important aspect of educational activities that are being undertaken in Second Life? Of course, Second Life is a very visual medium for many users and as such for many people avatar appearance becomes a significant factor.   Angela Thomas […]

More MUVENation homework

This week I have some more homework… Please share here your stories about your first hours if life in Second Life. Reflect on your experience: How would you describe your first steps? What were the technical issues, if any? What did you feel about the avatar you chose? What was orientation island like? Could you […]

Interesting developments in Australia for Second Life and Education

We have an interesting emerging space for collaboration of those working in SL and with teens at http://secondclassroom.ning.com and Dean Groom brings a whole new twist to learning initiatives in SL – and is possibly the first school in Australia to fully blend SL learning into the mainstream curriculum. http://deangroom.wordpress.com/ These take place in TL […]