Today I'm attending an meeting of the HEA
HS&P elearning special interest group
at the University of Wolverhampton
Pam Moule opened proceedings introducing key speakers, and I followed with an piece on
Internet history & movng on to blogs & wikis. I lost the audience when they all started to edit the Wikipedia
enries for their institutions.
Linsey Duncan-Pitt went next descrbing some of her experiences with students using blogs, in PebblePad
& issues of confidentiality but having them put on an nstitutional sevrer which couldn't be seen by others from around the world. Comments were made about links to other resources such as Flickr. Other issues were about students using resources which they don't want tutors to see & the level of control. The discussion moved into ePortfolios & portability and interoperability issues.
The role of MUVEs in education was led by Tim Johnson & raised issues about immersive education and assessing attitudes. Unfortunately not everyone could go into second life but 4 players in the room were able to meet in Education Island & looked at the NHS Polyclinic.
The links Tim pointed out included:
Newnexus - http://newnexus.org/
Sloodle - http://slurl.com/secondlife/virtuALBA/252/212/33
Blood Typing Game - http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/landsteiner/index.html
SL-Labs - http://sl-labs.com/psychskills/
Educators Coop - http://educatorscoop.org/blog/?cat=4
Kar2ouche storyboards - http://www.immersiveeducation.com/downloads/kar2ouche/
America’s Army - http://www.americasarmy.com/
Hazmat Hotzone - http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/hazmat_2005/screenshots.php?page=0
Revolution - http://www.educationarcade.org/revolution
TruSim - http://www.trusim.com
Activeworlds - http://www.activeworlds.com/
Complex Wiki - http://complexworld.pbwiki.com/Immersive+experience
ACHUB - http://audiocourses.pbwiki.com/
Second Health - http://slurl.com/secondlife/NHS%20London/248/11/26/?x=400&y=300&img=http%3A//secondhealth.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/sh_hospital_med.jpg&title=Second%20Health%20Hospital&msg=Click%20the%20above%20to%20teleport%20to%20the%20Second%20Health%20Hospital
Lunch involved some interesting discussions about the different innovations (and attached problems) which people were experiencing.
After lunch Chris Turnock from Northumbria University
described an FDTL4 project "Making Practice Based Learning Work
". He set out the background relating to the preparation of practice educators and learning from the project. Towards the end of the project the need beyond healthcare for similar materials led to another web site http://www.learningintheworkplace.org/
The final part of the day was a meeting about the purposes and working practices of the group. An agreement was made to use the Moodle site
within the SIG site
to enahnce contacts, with 2 week discussions on particular topics. Paul Bartholomew who has recently taken up a post as elearning adviser to the subject centre agreed to take on much of the work which was suggested.
Labels: blogs, elearning, Second life, social networking, wikis