February 3, 2010
Cell phones, Digital Citizens, Education, Gaming, Online, Technology, Video Games, Virtual worlds
digital, digitalnation, digital_nation, EdTech, virtualworlds
I had the opportunity to watch Digital_Nation today on Frontline. I just jotted these three books that were mentioned. If I can get through these three books before the end of the summer, I will definitely have to reward myself or just have a personal celebration.
The Dumbest Generation
The Flickering Mind
February 1, 2010
Digital Citizens, EdTech, Facebook, Internet, Online, Technology, Twitter, Virtual worlds, Web 2.0
digital, digitalnation, digitalreality, digital_nation, digital_reality, frontline, Technology, virtual, virtualworlds, virtual_worlds
if is not with oil, it seems that our world would not be the same without it being plugged in.
I will watch this show tomorrow to see how obsessed we have become with technology. Don’t get me wrong, I am a hawk when it comes to technology. However as I get older, I am starting to see both side of how we respect and abuse the things in our digitally connected world.
March 2, 2009
EdTech, Online, Virtual worlds
secondlife, sl, virtualworlds, vw, VWs
As I am in the third week into my Collaboration & Teaching in a Virtual World class, I had a thought….
It would be great to have Second Life to work in an OFF-LINE version. This stand-alone VW engine would enable me to explore my own world for the classroom (just like I would be able to do in LittleBigPlanet). I know that Edusim is available, but it is very limited its functionality; especially online interaction is not there yet.
Today I ran into Moove Online. Looks like this VW allows you to do just that-create your own world and access it offline. Only if SL allow you to do the same plus control access online, it would make it more of a resource versus an entertainment tool.
February 13, 2009
secondlife, sl, virtualworlds, WoW
SL Alter Ego: Zeke Turbo
I am starting my virtual worlds class with LearnNC. I had the opportunity to meet my online instructor, Lucas Gillispie on Skype before class. He encouraged me to try out World of Warcraft (WoW), of course to look for educational applications. BTW, I picked up a copy of WoW and installed it on my laptop today. It really had a hefty hard drive requirement of 5GB! So I finally found my motivation to clean up my laptizzle!
I will further discuss alter what I learned with my class with using Second Life and WoW. Now…. if I am excited about taking a class where gaming is encourage, I am sure that my students will feel the same!