Category Archives: simulation

GamesMOOC Week 4 – Epistemic games 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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Branching roleplay game

Branching roleplay test

Just seeing if this works – hosted in Dropbox


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Cathy Moore on developing branching dialogue trees for scenarios

Elearning example: Branching scenario » Making Change (tags: game_design gamedesign edugames gamerlearner roleplay decision_tree branching scenario) Cathy Moore is one of my favourite edubloggers. She always writes interesting and more importantly highly practical posts about teaching and learning online, with … 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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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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Aldrich’s questions for subject matter experts

Clark Aldrich is one of the best writers around on the use of simulations/games in education – I picked up two of his books over the break and am looking forward to diving into them soon. He keeps a great … Continue reading

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Just Leap In – a fantastic browser based virtual world tool

Screenshots of a room I created in around an hour in Just Leap In – visit it at It’s as close as I’ve been able to get to a hospital ward with the available furniture and objects. The ability … Continue reading

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