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Our journey taking education into virtual worlds.
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the firewall police are still saying NO - but here is our story.

Last updated 06 December 2010, 02:20 PM
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Now for the fun part

Last updated 23 March 2011, 08:16 PM
Have a look at what we achieved.  Read more

That was hard work ... but fun

Last updated 12 October 2010, 03:54 PM
A whole unit of competence has been delivered inworld.  Lots of issues to deal with - mostly technical.  If only we could have the ports opened in the firewall and the program run through the DET portal.  Teaching and learning is... Read more

It's working ....

Last updated 12 September 2010, 02:14 PM
What more can a teacher ask for - classes who engage in their learning and participate.        Using virtual worlds to get students engaged in role plays - it worked.      They used the... Read more

Librarian Peter came for a visit & wrote some thoughts.

Last updated 28 August 2010, 04:00 PM
Mahalia (trainee) and I spent an hour this morning with Robyn the   Head Teacher of   Tourism & Hospitality where she gave us a project brief and took us on a tour of the Tourism and Hospitality Virtual Campus. This is a summary of what we saw.... Read more

Heading inworld

Last updated 23 August 2010, 10:15 AM
Engaged and learning.                             inworld pics by jokay   What more can a teacher ask for... Read more

onto the next challenge - access to engage the learners

Last updated 08 August 2010, 01:07 PM
While building continues inworld, the real world firewalls are still  posing a problem.  Just this week an extra barrier was created by not allowing some flash driven resources stored on the Equella repository to be accessible to under 18 year old... Read more

OH NO!! not enough space

Last updated 01 August 2010, 03:07 PM
The sim has become epic ... now covering 3 sims as it was decided there would not be enough space to put everything we needed / wanted let alone aspects we know we can expand into ... aka Hospitality.       So the... Read more


Last updated 14 January 2011, 01:11 PM
Giving things names can be an interesting process.  Here goes ...  Historical?  Significant people (for good or bad)?  A bit of fun?    The Museum is to be a virtual replica of the real life historic William Street... Read more

the build continues

Last updated 17 July 2010, 01:13 PM
It started off with a plan and grew from there.      Once the land form was constructed (called terraforming in Virtual Worlds -VW's) the building began.  Each element starts as a prim (or primitive 3D construct) - a... Read more

The build begins

Last updated 26 July 2010, 11:36 AM
The build of our virtual world is in progress.  An exciting time, but many hours to create, not unlike real life (RL).  Been having lots of fun inworld, but thought we should start recording the build.  First there was a plan .... ... Read more

Recording our virtual journey with blogED

Last updated 25 June 2010, 10:23 PM
We are moving our blog to the new beaut blogED.   Thanks to the Australian Flexible Learning Framework , a journey into virtual worlds commenced in May.  Our blog on the Framework site tells the story so far .... ... Read more

the naming continues

Last updated 12 September 2010, 02:23 PM
    The fine dining restaurant will be Brownlow's for Sally Brownlow - Educational Leader, New Learning Technologies & project team member who alerted me to the availability of funding for this project in the first place.  ... Read more

Dont forget the pedagogy

Last updated 17 July 2010, 03:05 PM
A visit from teacher Anni Thomo brought lots more work and building.  All those elements to make the world immersive for the learner.  Activities to be loaded into Moodle for the learners and elements inworld for them undertake the... Read more

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