What is Second Life (an ongoing discussion)

In response to a debate convened elsewhere about the nature of Second Life and the nature of games-based learning and the nature of role-play….    Interestingly, (to me) my PhD research project is entitled “Drama Teacher as Games Master: developing digital games-based process drama as performance” My goal is to take aspects of process drama, role-playing games and dramatic performance […]

Edward Tufte

I’m wondering how many other researchers have encountered Edward Tufte?  This man is referred to as the “Da Vinci of Data”.. his ideas on data representation are amazing. He offers this in relation to PowerPoint: In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points […]

Seymour Papert in accident

One of the legends and founding reseachers in ICT in education, Seymour Papert, is in a coma after a traffic accident in Hanoi “Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor emeritus Seymour Papert, 78, was among more than 100 international experts from 30 countries who had gathered in Hanoi this week for conference on teaching mathematics with […]

Second Life Education Community

Well it’s been a while since I found time to post something new. I’ve recently joined the Second Life Educational Community and found it incredibly absorbing.  This community is incredibly vibrant, and like the rest of Second Life it is growing at a rapid rate.  When I say growing I’m referring to the population – […]

Documentary Games

Ian Bogost over at Water Cooler Games discusses the release of a game based on the Paris riots.  He refers to an emerging genre, “documentary games” and leads us to discover a few we may not have encountered previously. I’ve been increasingly interested in so-called documentary games (or docu-games), such as JFK Reloaded and Escape […]