Learning Technology

Category: Virtual Worlds

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Gamification and Ludology: recordings of T & L Seminar on 6 April 2016

April 19th, 2016 at 09:04

The theme for our 6 April 2016 Teaching & Learning Seminar was Gamification and Ludology, and their application in teaching and learning. Games industry veteran Andy Chambers (Games Workshop, Activision-Blizzard) spoke about gamification within commercial settings and its value in maintaining the player base of long-running games such as  World of Warcraft, Warhammer 40,000 and Starcraft. Players [...]

Changing the Learning Landscape events

May 30th, 2014 at 01:05

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t miss out on this hands-on opportunity with CLL. The three CLL workshops in June are aimed at academic staff, and others who teach and support [...]

Could elearning be as clear as MUD?

October 8th, 2013 at 09:10

It’s not often you get the chance to listen to one of the very earliest computer game pioneers talking about his work, so I was intrigued to get the chance at the end of this summer to hear Richard Bartle talking about his work with Roy Trubshaw on the earliest virtual world, the very first [...]

Making Babies in Second Life / Virtual Maternity Unit wins RCM Award

January 30th, 2012 at 03:01

Sometimes hard work does pay off. Colleen McCants and Fay Cross, of the ISLT Section’s Innovation Team, were pleased when their collaborative venture with Jenny Bailey, (Academic Midwifery, School Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy), the Virtual Maternity Unit in Second Life, won Jenny the Royal College of Midwives Innovation Award. In 2011 Jenny received a Lord [...]

Mission virtually impossible

August 16th, 2011 at 07:08

I recently visited Bryan Denby from Aims Solutions, a spin-off company from the University based at King’s Meadow Campus. They provide innovative training solutions through a 360-degree simulation environment (in effect a large Cube) called ‘Mission Room‘. This is an engaging and immersive experience and provides a whole host of opportunities for small-group 3D experiential [...]

Five minutes with … Colleen McCants

June 29th, 2011 at 04:06

This interview with the creative Colleen McCants is the fifth in our occasional series on the human faces of the Learning Technology Section (and friends). Colleen is one of our blogging team here at the Learning Technology Section: her posts are often about visual or Second Life issues. 1. What three words describe you? Eclectic, Creative, Problem-Solver 2. What’s [...]

What Use the Paper Poster Nowadays?

April 11th, 2011 at 11:04

Why put posters on paper when they could go online? Assumedly, a body promoting Technology Enhanced Learning should embrace the medium. Therefore, this year the Association for Learning Technology’s Conference, ALT-C 2011, has dispensed with paper posters, bringing in the PechaKucha speed-presentation format, likewise naming the submissions ‘ePosters.’ Given that the poster we submitted, last September won the Best [...]

Tuesday Retrospective and a plug for tomorrow’s e-learning community session on Social Media

March 1st, 2011 at 09:03

I’m very much looking forward to hearing the speakers at tomorrow’s E-learning Community Session on Social Media in HE (full details here).  In my previous post about past e-learning community sessions,  I picked out a couple of videos from last May.  Today I’ve been looking at Second Life projects which were reported a couple of years [...]

Tuesday Retrospective: Virtual philosophers and learning from answers

February 22nd, 2011 at 08:02

I’ve been glancing through some of the recordings which were made available from E-Learning Community events here at the University of Nottingham last year.  There are several of these recordings so this will be the first of a series of blog posts revisiting previous E-Learning Community events and topics. The E-Learning Community is an informal [...]

Notes from the 9th Virtual Worlds in Education Forum: Presentation_COMSLIVE

December 17th, 2010 at 04:12

The Wonder of Good Communication Nigel Wynne, co-host of the Forum and Senior Academic in Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Health at BCU, gave a synopsis of his research funded by JISC LTIG, ‘Communication Skills Learning within Immersive Virtual Environments’, which was concerned with deficits in nursing students’ communication, team working and delegation [...]