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Occupational Medicine Research Project

Occupational Medicine Research Project

An introduction to the extended project, my finale for the MA Education in Virtual Worlds. The subject matter of the research is occupational medicine and the project is centred around the use of virtual environments for occupational hazard identification and the clinical assessment of workers. Continue reading

The Sociological Imagination

The Sociological Imagination

“The mystery of the social world is how it can be the case that all (‘competent’) human actors are highly skilled and knowledgeable about what they do and why, but are at the same time driven by social forces far larger than themselves.” (Giddens, 2009, p. 295) Continue reading

MA Reveal: Thoughts and Reflections

MA Reveal: Thoughts and Reflections

The MA Education in Virtual Worlds has to date left me with a lot to think on and the summer break is a good time to share some of the thoughts and reflections from throughout that journey. The following materials were presented as part of the assessment process; some are short academic pieces with references supplied, others are taped narrations and/or videos. Continue reading

MA Reveal: Literacy Research

MA Reveal: Literacy Research

As part of the MA Education in Virtual Worlds’ Designing Curricula module I presented an assessment paper that looked at the development of game-based learning to teach literacy skills. This paper will now serve as the basis for the development of a build to research the possibility of using virtual worlds to support literacy training. Continue reading