Category Archives: experience

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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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: UnrealTriage: A Game-Based Simulation for Emergency Response (McGrath & Hill,

McGrath, D. and Hill, D. (2004) UnrealTriage: A Game-based Simulation for Emergency Response Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College. Retrieved 31st May 2008 from http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/library/58.pdf McGrath and Hill describe the process they went through in developing an emergency response … Continue reading

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Thoughts on: Beyond the Shooter Game: Examining Presence and Hostile Outcomes Among Male Game Players (Eastin and Griffiths)

Eastin, M. and Griffiths, R. (2006) Beyond the Shooter Game: Examining Presence and Hostile Outcomes Among Male Game Players. Communication Research 2006; 33; 448 Retrieved 31st May, 2008 from http://crx.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/33/6/448 One of the questions I’ve asked in this project is … 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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Thoughts on: The things we learned on Liberty Island – Oliver and Pelletier.

Oliver, M. and Pelletier, C. (2005) The things we learned on Liberty Island: designing games to help people become competent game players. Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing Views – Worlds in Play . Vancouver, BC: DiGRA This paper discusses … 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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