It’s …Privates! Is it edupunk?

I was trawling through various blog posts and news sites yesterday and found this article on the Guardian's website - 'Sex, death and government oppression: how Channel 4 are re-inventing the educational video game'- with a title like that you just have to read more... A new game is being released that will probably upset... Continue Reading →

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myPeLC10 – Day Two!

Day 2 started with an excellent keynote by Dave White (Uni. of Oxford) who talked about the transition of co-digital to the post-digital. Through a diagram, based on David McCandless' "Hierarchy of Digital Distractions", he introduced the different types of users involved as  pioneers (building new stuff); players (networkers who influence the evolution of tech);... Continue Reading →

myPeLC10 – Day One!

Day 1 of the 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference, 'Learning without Limits: Facing the Challenges'. (8th & 9th April 2010) Not much travelling for me! First up, a very relevant keynote for me as Josie Fraser talked about digital identity and online communities. I then chaired the 'e-Portfolios' strand and was really pleased to hear how... Continue Reading →

Work – week two…

First up I attended a meeting to organise a Technology Enhanced Learning Showcase Day. There are lots of new TEL initiatives and activities going on in the University at the moment and it will be good to see what staff are doing within TULIP, Plymouth's Teaching and Learning Environment, and beyond, particularly as further tools... Continue Reading →

Back to work… week one.

This year I've decided to use this blog to document the work I do. Although we've all been submitting weekly work records for a while now, I think this will prove useful for several reasons. So, to last week... It snowed alot - even here! We were greeted with an email telling staff to make... Continue Reading →

Learn Spanish in Second Life!

Just a note on something I thought looked quite interesting… Language life Spanish classes give you the opportunity to converse with teachers and other students in ‘real life’ situations such as cafes, hotels, restaurants and banks within a virtual Spanish city – Ciudad Bonita. Courses are spread over 10 weeks and include weekly class sessions,... Continue Reading →

Aqua Dock

I was recently asked where I got my Apple-inspired Dock for a PC (see pic). It can be downloaded for free from Softpedia. You then add your shortcuts by dragging the exe icons in the Program Files folder onto the dock. Voila!

Learn Spanish in SecondLife

Just a note on something I thought looked quite interesting... Language life Spanish classes give you the opportunity to converse with teachers and other students in 'real life' situations such as cafes, hotels, restaurants and banks within a virtual Spanish city - Ciudad Bonita. Courses are spread over 10 weeks and include weekly class sessions,... Continue Reading →

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