Category Archives: MscEL

2015 Virtual University of Edinburgh Graduation – School of Education

For seven years since 2009 the University of Edinburgh has offered its distance education and remote new graduates the option to graduate in Second Life, alongside the real world ceremony in the graduation hall, which his year is in Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

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MSc in e-Learning Graduation

Austin graduated in person in the McEwan Hall. Ai Austin the avatar was in the audience in the virtual graduation on the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Venue @ Vue) facility in Second Life, and Austin was remotely present and represented … Continue reading

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Star Trek On-line – Train in Star Fleet Academy

Try Star Trek On-line in free play mode via http://startrekonline.com/ This game involves fairly standard NPC interaction and enemy shooter style game in the initial stages, switching then to spaceship combat style interludes. The initial mission given is to beam … Continue reading

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Pacman – from Clueless to Useless

I started my game play with Pacman (see Wikipedia article) using a free web-accessible version at http://www.freepacman.org/. This is a record of my experience and observations as I went along: I sit looking at the loading screen, frantically hitting the … Continue reading

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Game-Based Learning Introduction – Austin Tate

Hello to everyone on the “Introduction to Game-Based learning” (EDIGBL) course. Another blog post introduces me, give a picture and shows my virtual worlds avatar “Ai Austin” for when we meet in places like Second Life. I am a staff … Continue reading

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Semester 2 Introduction – Austin Tate and Ai Austin

Let me introduce myself.. Austin Tate … and my virtual worlds avatar… Ai Austin In Semester 1 of 2011/12 I took the following MSc modules: “Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning”, “e-Learning and Digital Cultures” and “Understanding Learning in On-line … Continue reading

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Welcome to my MSc in e-Learning EDC11 Blog

I am pleased to announce the creation of my blog for the MSc in e-Learning at http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/austint/ (from October 2012 this has been copied over to my Informatics Blog at http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate). Feeds on my LifeStream are being aggregated from myself and … Continue reading

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