Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lifestream Week 2

I am finding the summary of logos postings, comments and image uploads that I engage in across a typical work week an interesting observational sport.  I did a bit of analysis of the keywords and phrases in my postings across … Continue reading

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Understanding Learning – Essay Notes

Essay Topics for Understanding Learning in On-line Environments Possible areas could pick up on my interests in mixed initiative tutorial environments, and the process-product planning cycle (relate to Carroll’s task-artifact cycle model – http://www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/task_artifact_cycle.html ). We could contrast the mixed-initiative … Continue reading

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Reflections on Week 2.4 – Life Wall Dominates Word Count in my Blogs

A Wordle word scatter diagram of my blogs for IDEL11 on Holyrood Park and for EDEDC11 on edc11.education show that the work I did to create a “Life Wall” at http://atate.org/ has been my top focus in the first couple … Continue reading

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Recollections of the first few years of the net

While reading Bell (2001) I was reminded of the time in the late 1960s and early 1970s when cyberculture was beginning.. and how quickly it grew after basic computer access and communication became possible.  We are social beings. Let me recall … Continue reading

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Reflections on Week 2.3 – Balance, Push and Pull

Reading More Under Control Having got a bit more organised with my reading I am just about on top of it at the end of week 2. I had time to read the papers ahead of a Skype chat in … Continue reading

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Other Worlds in Serious Games

Simulations of real or imagined worlds have been used for many years to assist in training. One of my favourite simulated games is the PlayStation Gran Turismo series… our long loved Toyota MR2 Mk.I, now no longer with us, is still … Continue reading

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Other Worlds in Film – Avatar and Pandora

The detailed realisation of Pandora, its geography, flora and fauna by James Cameron and his creative team for the film “Avatar” is a good example of the detailed imagination and background hard science that goes into the creation of an … Continue reading

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Lifestream Week 1

My Lifestream was set up on Monday 19th September 2011, and allowed to import activity in a number of feeds backdated to 1st September, so there were quite a few initial records. I blog and tweet as myself and as … Continue reading

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Moodle/SLoodle Experiments – Issue 3

A way to display good quality text is important in the classrooms. Shared Media/Media-on-a-Prim (MOAP) allows a small number (say 4-6 simultaneously active) feeds from web pages, video, Flash, etc. to be visible on prim surfaces (like screens). This can … Continue reading

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Life Wall Pro – and Refinements – and the Baby Pictures

The elements of the Life Wall have been encouraging me to dig out all sorts of stuff that was buried away, and recall events and dates (sometimes with the aid of my wife and others) which were already only dimly … Continue reading

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