Thursday, May 10, 2007

SEAL: Second Environment Advanced Learning, Gilly Salmon

SEAL -omg another animal from the Media Zoo. She's showing Pets Corner and Safari Park!
IMPALA (Podcasting) is on the move from the breeding area to scaling up BTW.
What is worthwhile about SL.
What can we do in SL that's different from RL. We don't really think it's that new.
'Up until now we've been messing about in SL'
Defining tomorrow's pedagogy is a speculative operation (quoted Stephen Heppel).
"We're researchers trying to develop evidence, trying to construct models of learning for the future. We can only spend public money if we're likely to develop usable models for the future."
Using a cognitive mapping methodology, as RL methodologies aren't that useful to SL.
Looking to involve 'everyone' in the research they are conducting.
Question about ethics and informed consent in SL: We don't have to invent a new approach as we are inviting people in.
Cognitive Mapping (Kelly 1955). CM is a way of representing a person's thinking: perception, though and action. Software: Decisioon explorer. Outputs network diagrams.
Cultural resistance question: "Work where the energy is." Get people over the basic skills.

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Blogger gs said...

aaaaaaargh! not another bloody animalacronym...

(sorry, only just spotted your e-mail and have to leave soon, so won't be able to contribute anything of any sense 'live' - but will check back later)

7:33 AM  
Blogger Andrew Middleton said...

Yes animals! Still...

7:51 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Learning is a zoo in her mind. Lots of bacronyms coming out I'm sure.

7:50 AM  

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