Category Archives: education

Games in Education – some thoughts from Extra Credit (Penny Arcade)

The people at Extra Credit, an online cartoon mini-lecture about all facets of games, always have some interesting ideas to share about games. This video about some of the issues facing the successful use of games in education is particularly … Continue reading

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Cathy Moore – Dump the drone (in eLearning)

While this isn’t specifically game related, Cathy Moore is one of my favourite eLearning gurus – she always provides highly practical and very useful suggestions for designing more accessible and eLearning content with a heavy learner focus. This Slideshare presentation … Continue reading

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Game based learning and MOOCs – some thoughts on both.

I’ve been participating in a Games-based Learning MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for the last 3 weeks and thought that it was time to take a moment to reflect on how it is going. This is actually the third MOOC … Continue reading

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Mechanical Hoist Training Sim – Android Apps on Google Play

Free Android based simulation developed for training health professionals in using mechanical hoists. Looks quite interesting. Read more

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GoAnimate showcase – quick demo of some features

I put this together for a pd session for some of our teachers – hopefully it captures the vibe of the Go!Animate tool. It’s not specifically about gaming but this is a useful tool for developing richer content and really … Continue reading

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Designing simulations for one learner or for many – Aldrich

Clark Aldrich On Simulations and Serious Games: How should virtual worlds that are designed for one person differ than those designed for one thousand? (tags: gamerlearner edugames sl secondlife virtual_world simulation sim) Clark Aldrich explains in his usual highly knowledgable … Continue reading

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Critical reflection template, Uni banned from Second Life for griefing, Politics in Second Life

Brownyn Hegarty Critical Reflection process Paper outlining a useful three-step process for critical reflection (tags: education elearning reflection pedagogy practice hegarty bronwyn critical_reflection) Woodbury U. Banned From Second Life, Again – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education Fascinating … Continue reading

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A chat about games in learning and the line between fun and learning

I had an interesting discussion over Google Talk this morning with Leonard Low, one of my edu colleagues here in Canberra about games and education that started by discussing games on the iPhone. Hope you don’t find the chat-speak too … Continue reading

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The Metaverse Journal – Australian Virtual World news

I came across this great news site yesterday which focusses entirely on Virtual Worlds – The Metaverse Journal. It’s Australian based as well, which is great news for me and my colleagues. A couple of good posts to start off … Continue reading

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Presenting at Global Learn 2010 in Malaysia about the Virtual World for Health project – hurrah

Update: I’ve also had a paper accepted for the Ed-Media conference in Toronto at the end of June – and I’m going. Hooray!!! We had some pretty exciting news just before Christmas, Penny Neuendorf (my boss) and I have been … Continue reading

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