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Second Life Astronomy Lesson

In my Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds course we have been challenged to teach a lesson in a virtual world to the rest of the class. Something I have always wanted to do was build learning experiences in Second...

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Whack-A-Mole to Weeping Angel

In my continuing effort to learn App Inventor for use in computer science education, I used the MoleMash tutorial here to create a Whack-A-Mole-like game where a mole appears and you have to whack him with a mouse click to...

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Looking At “Second Life” For Educational Opportunities

Above is my Second Life avatar (so far). I was able to change the hair to match mine, but other than that I’m wearing a standard outfit. That’s ok, you can spend hours fine tuning your look but I just...

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MIT App Inventor in Education

MIT App Inventor (http://appinventor.mit.edu/) is a cloud-based programming environment that allows you to create apps in a web browser that can be tested on an Android emulator and then uploaded to an Android device. App Inventor’s app building environment uses...

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VR Avatars And Behavorial Changes

I just watched this lecture by Jeremy Bailenson about his research on avatars and how they affect the behavior of the real person they represent. He shows how a partial morph of a person’s appearance with a political candidate such...

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Not Ready Player One

I’m three weeks into two courses on VR and AR for education and so far I’m a bit disappointed in both. I was similarly disappointed when I signed up, did all the paperwork for, and brought Google Expeditions to my...

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Three Augmented Reality Apps Reviewed

In my Gamified Augmented Reality and Mobile Education course at Boise State we were asked to review three educational Apps as to their potential educational use and value along with the strengths and limitations of each app. I tested Quiver,...

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Using learning strategies in F2F Classrooms

I use a lot of elearning strategies in my face-to-face classroom because I teach in a multimedia lab that has one-to-one computer workstations. My classes always revolve around the class website, which is a place where lessons, assignments, announcements, and...

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Using Worked Examples In Multimedia Education

Link to presentation. Using worked examples in e-learning can be a powerful method of teaching. A worked example is a step by step demonstration of how to perform a task. Embedded in the presentation above is a short tutorial showing how...

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Project #6: Coherence Analysis

Have you ever noticed when navigating unfamiliar city streets, that you turn your music down? There is nothing about looking for street signs or avoiding traffic that requires you to hear, yet you turn the music off when you need...

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Haiku Deck Presentation of the Fast for Nonviolence

Here is a link to my Haiku Deck Presentation on the Fast for Nonviolence. The Fast for Nonviolence – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires. My multimedia program participates in a yearly project called the Fast for Nonviolence....