Re: [xmca] Call for Proposals and Reviewers

From: Michael A. Evans <mae who-is-at vt.edu>
Date: Mon Jul 14 2008 - 07:58:48 PDT

Dear All,

Was wondering if there was interest around the following two themes:

> Second life and Other Virtual Environments for education

> The role(s) of qualitative research in the conduct of research on learning and
development

As for the former, our local CHAT reading group is reviewing the attached
article in which Nardi et al examine World of Warcraft (WoW) from the
perspective of activity and community ties this is only one example of a
growing literature base of empirical work on multi-user virtual environments
(MUVES) and massive-multiplayer games (MMOGs)...

Mike mentioned that there might be some folks interested in the second theme
my interest would be in discussing work were doing on mathematical
manipulatives, mediation, and sense making in the PreK-3 classroom as part
of an NSF-funded project...

Just thought Id throw out a couple things to see whos interested Id be
happy to lead/coordinate sessions around either one of these themes...

Thanks!
Michael~

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From: Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
Reply-To: <mcole@weber.ucsd.edu>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:21:19 -0700
To: "Michael A. Evans" <mae@vt.edu>
Subject: Re: [xmca] Call for Proposals and Reviewers
>> > From: Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
>> > Reply-To: <mcole@weber.ucsd.edu>, "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity"
>> > <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
>> > Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 14:42:17 -0700
>> > To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
>> > Subject: Re: [xmca] Call for Proposals and Reviewers
>> >
>> > Thanks for the reminder, Lois.
>> >
>> > AERA is going to be here in San Diego I hear. And the theme is
>> > interdisciplinarity?
>> > The first thing that circumstance brings to mind is that several people
>> here
>> > might be induced to contribute to symposia or
>> > discussions. But what kind? Some possible themes:
>> >
>> > Intervention research as a tool of theory testing: Alternative approaches.
>> > The role(s) of qualitative research in the conduct of research on learning
>> > and development.
>> > Learning and Development: Any progress in clarifying the issues since 1934?
>> > Second life and Other Virtual Environments for education
>> > A cultural-historical approach to organizing higher education in the social
>> > sciences
>> >
>> > Who is interested in what?
>> > mike
>> >


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