Notes from the Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education conference


Disclaimer: this is a loo-oong post – TOO long really. I wrote it largely for me – to get my thoughts down before lack of sleep corrodes my memory. If you hate reading on-line : …

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Yes you ARE a role model!


In creating learning modules and sessions on interaction, communication, collaboration, engaging learners — in short, all the faboo ways teaching and learning is being transformed — shouldn’t we ensure that we model those teaching and learning practices in our modules and sessions???


Ada Lovelace Day – Joanna McKay


Ada Lovelace is a woman credited with being the first female computer programmer in the 1800s. Sadly, not many women were encouraged in a love of maths as Ada was so even today in 2009,…

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Jokaydia road trip debrief


Recording events is quite different from creating machinima to my mind.  Although both can occur in a game or virtual world, the aims are quite different. I love the surrealism of virtual worlds and try…

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Handling your selves


In writing a blog post this morning to synthesise my thoughts and feelings on an incredible week that saw Australia placed on a watch list of potentially repressive regimes by Reporters without borders, I debated…

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