Posts from — November 2008

ETEC 522 Last Year (or in years past)

I did a Google search for ETEC 522 module today, I think I was hoping the url to one of the modules we just completed would show up.  Low and behold, instead a bunch of old modules completed in past years showed up.

They are pretty interesting to check out actually.

November 11, 2008   No Comments

Mod10: Informal Learning Environments

Welcome Star Wars fans, and everyone else who has learned just about everything and anything from their Uncle’s knee or their favorite pal, we’ve got  a lot of cool ideas for you …

http://www.freewebs.com/522-informal-learning/index.htm

November 9, 2008   2 Comments

SGE Survey Results

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Serious Game Environments survey. Please find the results below:

 

Report: Response Summary Report

Survey: Serious Game Environments

Compiled: 11/09/2008

1. Have you ever utilized online games/simulations for a class you have taught?

 

Summary

Value

Count

Percent %

no

16

61.54%

yes

10

38.46%

Statistics

 

Choices Selected:

26

 

Total Responses:

26

 
         

Report from www.SurveyGizmo.com

2. Do you see yourself incorporating online games/simulations in class in the future?

 

Summary

Value

Count

Percent %

yes

17

65.38%

the jury’s out

8

30.77%

no

1

3.85%

Statistics

 

Choices Selected:

26

 

Total Responses:

26

 
         

Report from www.SurveyGizmo.com

3. As teachers, we are often told our profession needs to compete with what our students are into…e.g. gaming…so we can engage them. The word “edutainer” is often coined to describe the implementation of “entertainment” into education. Do you feel the notion of being an edutainer diminishes the teaching profession? Please rate.

 

Summary

Value

Count

Percent %

1

7

26.92%

4

7

26.92%

2

6

23.08%

5

4

15.38%

3

2

7.69%

Statistics

 

Choices Selected:

26

 

Total Responses:

26

 

Average:

2.81

 
         

Report from www.SurveyGizmo.com

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November 9, 2008   No Comments

Question about eportfolios

I am researching eportfolios for a pitch to my k-8 DL program.  They sound like they would fit our program perfectly, but I don’t have any experience with them.

I am wondering if anyone has experience with using eportfolios in  k-12 system that they could share – platform, security, etc.

If you prefer, you could email me at sonnannAtgmailDotcom.

I would appreciate any advice, particularly about platforms used.

Thanks,

gillian

November 9, 2008   4 Comments

Module 9: Serious Game Environments – Wrapping-up

Thank you ETEC 522 class for your great participation in this week’s presentation! We’ve got over 200 posts in response to our discussion topics and still counting! We’re learning a great deal from your insight and are very pleased with this outcome. We invite you to keep sharing your opinions through Google Groups and take a moment to participate in our survey (located on our homepage http://sites.google.com/site/etec552seriousgameenvironments/start-page)

Have a great week-end!

Team 9 – Doug, Fetya, Dieder, Joey & Joe

November 8, 2008   2 Comments

Cricket fans?

A different type of a cricket pitch – http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/story/GAM.20081104.RBREAKTHROUGH04/GIStory/

Howzzat!

Deepika

November 7, 2008   No Comments

Lance Armstrong Speaks at Web 2.0

38 minutes.  He discusses Twitter, Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang, livestrong.com (a for-profit web venture), Livestrong.org (non-profit Lance Armstrong Foundation), and of course cycling 🙂

November 7, 2008   1 Comment

News Article – Perfect Pitch Scores Deal for BC Firm

From the Globe and Mail.  The Snapshot provides an interesting summary of decision factors including stats.

November 4, 2008   6 Comments

Thank You!

I would like to personally thank everyone who participated in the module 8 presentation.  The module worked well because of your efforts and participation.  The cocktail party was fun, even for the “designated” moderator!  It was nice to “see” that many people at the same time, even if in different places.  Thanks, all of you!

November 3, 2008   1 Comment

Module 9: Serious Game Environments

Hi Everyone,

We’re looking forward to sharing our work with you all.

Our site on Serious Games is up an running and hope to see you there soon. See: http://sites.google.com/site/etec552seriousgameenvironments/start-page

We’ve provided a suggested schedule for the week on the start page. Please make sure you share your thoughts on our discussion pages (Google Groups) as you explore the world of online gaming and simulations in the educational context.

Thanks!

Team 9 – Doug, Fetya, Dieder, Joey & Joe

November 3, 2008   5 Comments

Module 7: A View From the Media

Here is a link to a recent article from the Education section of the The Georgia Straight (October 30 – November 6, 2008).

The article by Karen Pinchin is titled, Wireless access tests students’ focus in class.

It seems a perfect follow-up to the discussions we all had during Module 7 activities a week or so ago. I think you’ll like this short article because it raises many of the issues we discussed and adds some concrete examples cited by the various instructors and students interviewed for the article.

The article appears as a blog entry online, and as a newspaper article in this week’s Straight. You can add your own comment to the Straight’s blog, just as you can here.

d.

November 2, 2008   6 Comments

Module 8 Invitation to Participants in ETEC 522

You are invited to a cocktail party!  This is an entirely optional event for the curious.

Time: Sunday, November 2, 2008    8-8:30 pm PST

Place:  Elluminate virtual room

Dress:  Informal – come as you are!  Microphones are nice but not necessary; speakers would be very useful

Refreshments:  BYOD&F (Bring Your Own Drink & Food)

RSVP:  sonnann AT gmail DOT com to get a participant link (Note:  please respond well before the party so that there is time for me to send you the link and for you to try it out – Thanks, Gillian)

Warning:  This is an informal get-together with an inexperienced hostess (I don’t get out much!) that could be plagued by entry problems (overly aggressive bouncer) – very representative of synchronous communication!  Please attend with a sense of adventure in overcoming obstacles.

November 1, 2008   11 Comments