Archive for December, 2008
This is another small project I’m running, an attempt to pull together all learning and teaching events across the subject community in the UK:
I created a tool kit document to help interested parties to develop iCAL as part of their business functioning – from very technical to dead simple solutions. I hope not a stuffy document, written in an informal style.
Our most recent project is now live and is my directorial debut in the field of education at any rate. It has a no-nonsense title: Education Working Better with Employers: a video from the Engage Project
(This video is also available in DVD format on request).
ISO copy of the DVD (3.7Gb) is also available. This can be used to burn an exact copy of the DVD.
This video and DVD have been released under a Creative Commons UK usage licence and Scottish usage licence to encourage use by engineering academics, students, industry and others with an interest in the skills of engineering graduates.
I’ve done a series of presentations on Virtual worlds in Education concentrating on the issues of immersion, presense, accessibility, inclusion and exclusion.
It’s a difficult subject to talk about because my colleagues and I are still building up the core research. That and the usual reluctance to fund blue-sky work in fields that look like “playing” means at present its largely supposition and anecdote . I’ve been left feeling my talks have been weak on rigour and practical advice. I like to frame a problem then offer a solution…