…reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays. - Aldous Huxley, 1931
This post was going to be the last one for PRJ702 but I just can’t bring myself to accept that. I feel as though my research has only just begun! Read more…
Penultimate PRJ702 Blog Entry
What a seminar we had! Despite the exhaustion on everyone’s face, all seemed like they were enjoying their project. Put another way, there was nothing else they’d rather do. Read more…
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Well, writing a research report is not the battle – finding the time to write one is! But my planning is immaculate, of course. I’ll be spending 1 hour a day on the report, which will give me ample time to edit, check, re-edit, and eventually submit it. Well, as I said, my planning is great. It’s the execution I’m worried about…
"Presenters: Swee-Kin Loke, Phil Blyth and Judith Swan (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Virtual worlds are suitable environments to enact scenario-based learning (SBL). The Otago Virtual Hospital is one such virtual world where medical students role-playing as junior doctors provide medical care to virtual patients in realistic scenarios. However, the assessment of SBL in medical education has either been inadequate or incongruent. In this webinar, the presenters will describe a conceptual framework to more validly assess dispositional behaviours (e.g., compassion, open-mindedness) in scenario-based activities and also provide an empirical illustration from a case study conducted with 11 students. This webinar addresses all educators with an interest in assessing SBL, particularly in the fields of medical, legal, and business education.
A Systematic Review & Environmental analysis of the use of 3D Immersive Virtual Worlds in Australian & New Zealand Higher Education Institutions
OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 – My Presentation and My Thanks to Everyone Involved | Be Cunning and Full of Tricks
Kiwi English Sessions in Second Life have resumed! If you know anyone who may be interested in learning/teaching in virtual worlds, please let them know. (Here’s the link to the FB page as it’s open to anyone)
I can hardly wait until the EduIgnite Nelson on Wed 25th Sept (the link to register is here) If you wish to present at an EduIgnite event, you may wish to watch the following video by Scott Berkun first.
Moodle MOOC - I’m part of another MOOC, have absolutely no time for it but it’s so exciting! Just have a look at the following pic -
Happy Learning Everyone! (Noticed how I’ve finally dropped the ‘e’ off???)
This is a quick post, promise. The English language classes have resumed! Yes, today 5 students, Intermediate level, took the plunge and dived into Second Life – via Firestorm! I still need to check the audio but haven’t got enough headsets & mic.
We went to Koru & listened to the wildlife via the loud speakers, had a go at walking, jumping and yes, flying! The responses are positive (so far!!). Some students highlighted a danger already though – they said that ‘Second Life can be addictive’. Hmm, must use it sparingly then
A couple of students asked how to get in there from home and found out about downloading the viewer. One of those students said that she didn’t know how to use computers but decided to download the viewer anyway as soon she got home this evening. Not bad for a novice
This blog entry is for the completion of DTLT502 - Assignment 1: Investigate A Learning Approach
It is also part of PRJ702 Research Project
The link to the document