Category Archives: elearning

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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GamesMOOC – Participant contributions (Part 1)

I left out the wealth of participant contributions in my recent overviews of the first five weeks of GamesMOOC and I’m not entirely sure why. I suspect it was because there are so many great contributions, ideas and opportunities for … Continue reading

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GamesMOOC Week 4 – Epistemic games

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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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The Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment 2008

After a fairly intense year at work and study, it was great to have a chance to wind down a little in sunny Brisbane for the Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment. I’m not altogether sure what I was expecting – … Continue reading

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Eduversal Studios

We’re working on a pretty cool project at CIT now – developing models, practices and standards for using virtual worlds in the classroom, with a particular focus on the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. We are using Croquet, an … Continue reading

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Creating the First Person Learner: Educational Applications of the First Person Shooter game genre (Me, 2008)

Creating the First Person Learner: Educational Applications of the First Person Shooter game genre. Abstract Many students’ initial experiences of Vocational Education and Training (VET) involve spending large amounts of time methodically developing foundation skills and knowledge in their chosen … Continue reading

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Thoughts on: Authentic Learning Experiences Through Play: Games, Simulations and the Construction of Knowledge – Lisa Galarneau

Galarneau, L. (2005) Authentic Learning Experiences Through Play: Games, Simulations and the Construction of Knowledge. Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing Views – Worlds in Play . Vancouver, BC: DiGRA I think I might have me a little gamelearner crush … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on : Expositur project (Fuchs and Eckermann)

Fuchs, M. (2001) Expositur – A Virtual Knowledge Space (Theory). Retrieved May 25, 2008 from Syl.Eckermann website http://syl-eckermann.net/expositur/theory.html I came across some additional information written by Mathias Fuchs about this project that raised a few more ideas worth quickly sharing. … Continue reading

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