Linda & Jay--
What do you do about teaching using costly mmogs to large classes?
Its a practical question we face and I assume others do as well.
Donna is using Second Life. Same question!!
On 1/3/07, Linda Polin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Funny, last term I had revised a class similarly. (Are you playing in
> Terror Nova, Jay?). Anyhow...I would also recommend the last third of
> TL Taylor's book, Play Between Worlds.
> On Jan 3, 2007, at 2:51 PM, Jay Lemke wrote:
> > I have been away for a while, and too busy to participate much in
> > xmca lately, but noticed this message today. You might have a look
> > at a draft of a research proposal on my website
> > www.umich.edu/~jaylemke/ [click on New Additions to get to the link]
> > It proposes comparing learning affordances and their uptake by
> > users in commercial computer games and in educational software.
> > There are references to several projects currently trying to make
> > virtual learning environments in the mold of multiplayer games, and
> > there is great promise in a social approach (guilds in online
> > gameworlds, studied by Steinkuehler at Wisconsin; Whyville, studied
> > by Yasmin Kafai at UCLA, etc.).
> > I am giving a new course this term on new media literacies,
> > identity, and learning. The syllabus and readings should be on my
> > website in a week. Of course it's a big subject, from asynchronous
> > e-learning, to emergent collective intelligence, to new learning
> > environments and media.
> > Steinkuehler's work in particular shows an apprenticeship model
> > (with reciprocal learning by the mentor) as it turns up in an
> > online gameworld. It's very zoped-like, and she is exploring CHAT
> > as a theoretical model in her wider work.
> > JAY.
> > At 05:14 PM 1/3/2007, you wrote:
> >> Why not? Sounds like a good idea to me.
> >> Eirik.
> >> --------------------
> >> > Could virtual learning environments be organized more like social
> >> > virtual environments (my space, you tube, etc)??
> >> > Ana
> >> >
> >> > Eirik Knutsson wrote:
> >> >> I agree with Mike here: Judging from my experience as a
> >> student, online
> >> >> courses enable participation of usually more silent students
> >> becoming
> >> >> relatively more active and visible.
> >> >>
> >> >> I also agree that virtual environments now available offer a
> >> lot of new
> >> >> and interesting potentials for creating environments were
> >> students can
> >> >> be
> >> >> more active, more individualistic learners.
> >> >>
> >> >> Who are these "silent students"? If they are contemplative,
> >> introvert
> >> >> individualists - as opposed to consensus-oriented, extrovert
> >> >> "collectivists" - I think there is good reason to believe that
> >> they have
> >> >> a
> >> >> lot to gain from these new virtual learning environments.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Eirik
> >> >>
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