Peter Miller: OLDSMOOC Learning Journal
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9 January 2013
I teach biology in Liverpool, UK. First got interested in Learning Design when the IMS came onto the scene, hoping that we would see creativity and effectiveness flourish in equal measure. Didn't really happen, did it? Was involved as a teacher in the early JISC-sponsored LAMS evaluations and then faded from the scene. Latterly interested in the educational potential of virtual worlds and the open source variant OpenSim in particular. How does Learning Design apply there? Maybe this MOOC will help us find out. There's a project already seeing the light of day on the Kitely grid. If anyone wants to contribute or kick the proverbial tyres, let me know. I can't promise to devote time to other OpenSim projects but I'm happy to comment on ideas (and already have done in a couple of cases).
22:09 on 9 January 2013
Reflecting on Week 1
I didn't qualify for a badge in Week 1 as I didn't really pay enough attention to group activities and exploring the true meaning of LD. I did skim the Larnaca Declaration and listen to the introductory podcast but suspect I missed quite a few of the nuances. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with my progress as I have plenty of ideas for the project, albeit that having sufficient time to implement them is entirely another matter. I guess that falls under the heading of Context, which is the subject for Week 2.
11:59 on 16 January 2013
Outcomes for Week 2
I've had a quick look through next week though it is not practicable to schedule activities. I intend mapping Context and EoR; not so sure about Force Fields and Personas but they all feel part of the same network anyway. Hopefully this analysis will help me decide which ideas to take forward.
12:02 on 16 January 2013