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MA Reveal: The Educational Sidekick

MA Reveal: The Educational Sidekick

Thoughts and reflections on interacting with and developing chatbots and non-player characters for educational purposes in virtual environments. Continue reading

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VWBPE: Creating Immersive Environments

VWBPE: Creating Immersive Environments

The 2014 Virtual World Best Practices in Education conference was held from the 9th to the 12th of April and, as well as attending a number of excellent presentations, I presented my own workshop titled Creating Immersive Environments. In this post I share some of that presentation, as a set of ideas, images, videos and SLurls, for those who may not have been able to attend. 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

Isa’s Thoughts Sit

Isa’s Thoughts Sit

A free educational tool, Isa’s Thoughts Sit is a sit that once sat on enables the user to float eight sets of text above their avatar like a cloud of thoughts. It contains a menu with a choice of sit poses and random text colouring to help individualise each user experience. Continue reading

In Texture Heaven: Part 1

In Texture Heaven: Part 1

Some months ago I had the pleasure of visiting a place called Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest artists’ colony. 150 photos later I now have a huge library of photographs awaiting the metamorphosis into textures. The intent of this and subsequent posts is to share some of the tools and techniques that I use in this process. Enjoy! Continue reading