Extensive blog feeds from Open Habitat team members reflecting on project activities:
Ian Truelove: Principle art and design lecturer
Dave Cormier: OpenSim Expert and Researcher
David White: Principal investigator
From Ian Truelove
From David White
Other links gathered from this site:
Using Virtual Worlds for Teaching and Learning
This link takes you to a video presentation (28 mins) given by David White, Open Habitat's Principal Investigator, on August 28th 2008. Dave outlines the key aspects of the project and the activity that took place in each phase.
That was an interesting experience!
Dave White’s blogpost, Nov 27th 08 in which he reflects on what he suggests is the “overarching message from the project”: Teaching and learning in virtual worlds is an experience.
The Atelier Method
Ian Truelove reflects on a method of education which he sees as having strong pedagogical links with those he uses in Second Life with his Art and Design students at Leeds Metropolitan University. Blogpost May 15th 2008.
The Master/Apprentice Model.
Ian Truelove’s blogposts, 4th August 2008, in which he continues looking at the teacher-learner relationship.
http://iantruelove.blogspot.com/2008/04/masterapprentice-model.html and http://iantruelove.blogspot.com/2008/04/obi-wan-has-taught-you-well-but-...
OpenSim technical documentation:
‘Augment with OpenSim; Immerse with Second Life’: Ian T’s blogpost, 04/12/08.
NGEii conference presentation write-up
A summary of the Open Habitat presentation given at the JISC Next Generation Environments conference. David White, April 2008.
From Swords to Hairstyles: Bridging the Divide Between Massively Multiplayer Game Design and Second Life
ALT-C 2008 presentation, David White.