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Moodle/SLoodle Experiments – Issue 6

I have been in contact with the SLoodle development and test community in the last few week, as they are preparing a release that can work with the latest Moodle 2.1+. The time now seems right to try the alpha … Continue reading

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Moodle/SLoodle Experiments – Issue 5

I have now used the admin account to set my self with a role of “course creator”. Logging back on as myself I had the extra site administration menu to create a course. The setup was pretty easy and I … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Virtual Collaboration

To add to some of the history of MUD/MOO/MUVEs given by Warburton (2009), I will add here an information panel from one of my papers in IEEE Intelligent Systems (Tate et al., 2010) as it shows the history is not … Continue reading

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ULOE11 Essay Topic Notes

I had been trying to define a ULOE11 essay topic related to my interests in mixed initiative interaction as a mode of learning. My initial foray into this area indicates a vast literature which would only allow a superficial pass … Continue reading

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Stanford AI Class – Largest Ever Distance Education Course

I am enrolled on the on-line Stanford AI Class… http://ai-class.com – along with 150,000 others – to watch how they present and deliver the “Introduction to AI” course, to see how the on-line assessment and quizzes work, and to see … Continue reading

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Proprietary or Open Products for Personal Learning Spaces?

I believe that in future students when they first join a good educational institution should be given access to an e-mail address or equivalent, individual blog and a resources space which they can use for life. It will support them … Continue reading

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Austin’s Personal Learning Space

I have begun to create my Personal Learning Space… for which I prefer a flexible web site in an area that can outlive specific technologies and institutional changes. If I invest time in creating things like this I want to … Continue reading

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Reflection on Week 6.1 – In the Long Run

This week I have begun to look at issues of sustainability… for the assets I am creating, for the pace of study for myself, and for the interaction between tutors and students in distance education. I am exploring personal learning … Continue reading

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MOSES Office Hours

MOSES: Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy ( http://openvce.net/moses ) – is an OpenSim grid used for research purposes by educators and a range of organisation exploring simulation technology for training. I am owner of a region on the grid for … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Environments and Mashup Spaces

I like to create a web page when I start a new project… to add in the useful web links, pointers to information, notes, etc. Then I gradually structure that as more content is created. Most recently I have been … Continue reading

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Exploring the PebblePad ePortfolio

The PebblePad ePortfolio system is used to support personal learning spaces in the University of Edinburgh http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/services/learning-technology/e-portfolios http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eportfolio If on EASE, you can log in via http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/edinburgh/pebblepad.aspx or launch from a button on MyEd with EASE login as student (MyEd … Continue reading

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Why Large Shared Spaces are Important for Collaboration

I am reading some papers by Don Norman, and one on “Distributed Cognition” (Norman, 1993) makes some very nice points about the value of large situation rooms and operations centres for providing a joint view of the current situation and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Week 5.1 – Rationale for VW Issues, and Gaining Control over Learning Assets

The work on IDEL11 in virtual worlds, Second Life and on avatar and personal identity suited me in this last two weeks, as I have been using the Second Life, OpenSim and other virtual worlds platforms for some time. It … Continue reading

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On the Treasure Hunt… Roots of Life… Take 2

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Junior Hairdresser – Homework 1

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Second Life – Holyrood Park Cloud Space – Discussion

Discussion on avatar identity and “personhood” using papers by Tom Boellstorff and James Paul Gee as a basis… in the Cloud Space discussion area over Holyrood Park in the Vue South region in Second Life.

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Austin, Ai and the Personal Satellite Assistant

Reading Boellstorff (2008) and his stories of virtual world encounters…. I have some related observations. This may get a bit deep and multi-layered.. I like layers of storytelling and meaning 🙂 Some of you may (or may not) have noticed … Continue reading

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Junior Hairdresser – Lesson 1

As part of my “Learning Challenge” for the Understanding Learning in the On-line Environment module, I have now had my first lesson… it was exciting going to class again and in a totally different environment. Reminds of the the great … Continue reading

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On the Treasure Hunt… Roots of Life…

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Second Life Building Tutorial

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Avatar Indentity – me, us or them?

Avatar Identity exercise – are the avatar clones me, us or them? See http://atate.org/ai/ai/ for more…

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Distance Education Stanford AI Class Underway

I am sitting in on the distance learning MSc Introduction to AI Class at Stanford – http://www.ai-class.com/ – to observe the way they use technolgy for distance education. They seem to make very good use of short multiple choice answers … Continue reading

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Reflections on Week 4 – Feeling at Home in Second Life

This week felt very comfortable and familiar to me… as we were experimenting in Second Life and Virtual Worlds. I took the introduction seriously, and attended the full session… and did the exercises. I tried not to appear too much … Continue reading

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Done, but with errors on page!

Browser incompatibility with served web pages and web content has been an issue for some time since multiple browsers and platforms have become available. HTML itself was designed to allow for multiple possible renderings to allow for differences of display … Continue reading

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IDEL11 Tutorial on Warburton 2009

Attended tutorial on Holyrood Park in “The Grove” campfire tutorial space on Vue facilities in Second Life. This is Ai arriving from above looking down over the Vue regions, and then in the meeting.

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IDEL11 Second Life Introductory Tutorial

MSc in e-Learning IDEL11 Module – Virtual Worlds in Education section… tutorial for new avatars and to get used to the facilities on Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) given by Frank Lassard and Pancha Enzyme…

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Exploration of EduNation Region in Second Life

This is a mixed use and mixed institution educational area, with a number of plots used by a range of Universities, coverages and academic groups. There are a number of “classrooms in the sky” on various levels. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/219/231/74 (Castle to … Continue reading

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Avatar Identity

Its tricky to know which is the “real” avatar…

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Moodle/SLoodle Experiments – Issue 4

We have been held up for a while in our experimentation with Moodle/SLoodle since the new versions (2.1.2 as at 10-Oct-2011) required a later version of PHP than our servers were set to. Apache/PHP changes are strictly controlled in the … Continue reading

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Avatar to Avatar Chat

My two OpenSim avatars using “MyCyberTwin” chatting away together. Part of the creation of a digital artifact for the 2011/12 University of Edinburgh MSc in e-Learning course on Digital Cultures: http://atate.org/ai/ai/res/2011-10-09-chat-log-ai-and-be.txt At least they don’t bicker like some recent chatbot … Continue reading

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