Saturday, October 28, 2006

SecondLife - Tweaking my 'sparker Wollongong' avatar, and emotional expressions

Just had a bit of fun in Second Life, tweaking the appearance of the avatar to look a bit more like me, :-) a bit less buffed, minus the dodgy mullet and Bruce Lee Kung Fu Jacket... Here's a short video of my new ‘sparker wollongong’ avatar looking in a virtual mirror and some of the default emotions one can call upon when in Second Life. Will do a bit more shopping in Midnight City to pick up other clothes...

Monday, October 23, 2006

Barriers and Solutions to Participating within a Network - Learning in the moment at Learnscope 06

Learning in the moment - Interview with Ken Burgin of
observations on the Learnscope06 event with suggestions and conversation on improving participation within a learning network, in particular the tourism and hospitality network .

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Interview with Stanley Frielick of Northland Colege of ED NZ and Steven Smith of the network.

Discussion around the idea of divorcing the process of publishing media for teaching and learning from perceived copyright and endorsed curriculum issues , overcoming barriers to participation in a learning network, and raising awareness of using technology in the classroom.

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Questioning the logic of closed systems (Such as Sharepoint) and selling resources to remain profitable within an educational organisation and how this model can affect teacher participation in a learning network and teaching and learning outcomes for students...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

FLNW06 - Musical Talent revealed

One of the most enjoyable aspects of FLNW was travelling around with and meeting a bunch of sparky creative people, with a remarkable set of musical and artistic talents. Rose knocking out a bit of vaudevile, Michael performing an acoustic set, Leigh and Fiona sketching off the dinner table with our Bar Man ripping into a bit of Steve Vai guitar virtuoso after his shift...fantastic!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

FLNW#9 - My last day on the FLNW06 circus

The 25th September was my last day on the FLNW networkedlearning circus/tour a great way to end. I've managed to post a smorgasboard of videos that summarise most of the group discussions from the Auckland event. After watching just over a week later (seems alot longer) I hope you enjoy as much as I did. For me they reflect some of the increbible insight and innovative thinking of the FLNW event , revealing glimpses of our collective understanding of the future of learning in a networked world...

Roll on FLNW07...