e-Sofa for Education.au Estate


In creating assets for Education.au’s virtual world activities, copyright is always front of mind for me. Over the years, any virtual world texture that has been released with open permissions has been recycled and re-used…

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Turfing out the sage on the stage


Most conferences have a central focal point – a stage or screen – and chairs or tables arranged so that all can have a clear view of the stage or screen. A group of us…

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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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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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Celebrating the female writer of the first computer program – Ada Lovelace Day


Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, is apparently credited with being the writer of the first computer program back in the mid 1800s.  Unfortunately, the trend has not been for women to take…

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