Saturday, February 11, 2012

Engaging Games - EDUC 8842 Module 6



11 comments:

-M. Fuller said...

Lisa,

I especially liked that you did the entire presentation in Second Life. Your video demonstrated one of the features of Second Life, the ability to present images and video, along with an avatar presenter. Though he is not within the College of Education at Walden University, I spoke to Dr. David Segal regarding virtual environments. He has worked with and contributed in development to several virtual learning and gaming environments. I am not familiar with his work yet, but I thought I would pass on his name!

candice.jones2 said...

I especially liked your use of an avatar in the video. I believed this helped to get your point across that video gaming is an excellent learning tool.

I am not sure about how to incorporate gaming in my own science class but you have given me resources to explore. I will explore second life and I hope to be able to use this in my own classroom.

This part of the video was very successful relating the use of podcasts to deliver messages. I like how your own keynote speaker has an avatar and used it to bring his message to the conference.

You might be interested in these resources critical thinking article:
Lo, C., Johnson, E., & Tenorio, K. (2011). Promoting student learning by having college students participate in an online environment. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(2), 1-15.
You mention links to critical thinking in your presentation and I found this article very good.

While watching your video, I wondered about having the resources at my school to access such wonderful learning environments.

Excellent job, I enjoyed your video and learned from it also!

sue said...

Lisa- your video presentation was very interesting coming from an avatar point of view. I like the way you also demonstrated what goes on in second life. I did research with my video with some of these components but never got to see a true presentation done in a virtual world.You have taught me well- nice work!

sue said...

lisa- I enjoyed your presentation especially in the virtual world content. I have learned much about virtual worlds by doing this project but never seen it in actual use. I like how you demonstrated the use of avatars and delivering lessons throughout the presentation. Nice job!

lauramae said...

Lisa,
Overall great video packed with information. It was very impressive that you did the whole video using second life, however I felt at times it was very challenging to understand your avatar's narration. I also think that maybe lowering the background music would help. But as I said at the start overall it was a great video!

Learning2 said...

Overall, I enjoyed your presentation about engaging games. While listening and viewing te presentation, I had more questions than anweres when the presentation was finished. I would have preferred seeing how gaming is or could be implemented into a STEM curriculum. You did a great job with your presentation.

jachenevert said...

Lisa,

How are you? You did an excellent job at introducing game based learning. I like the way you made use of 2nd Life. It demonstrated your knowledge and skills. Good job and I hope all is well.

Respectfully,
jac

DOprish said...

Lisa, wow! and I am in awe. The avatar as a host idea is great. It looks like such a difficult proposition. But you make it look easy. One minor editing glitch is the 15 seconds of blank screen at the end of the presentation. Did you ever explain the term STEM? You probably did but I missed it. I learned a lot and you have challenged me to go further in my presentation development for my next classes.

DOprish said...

Lisa, wow! and I am in awe. The avatar as a host idea is great. It looks like such a difficult proposition. But you make it look easy. One minor editing glitch is the 15 seconds of blank screen at the end of the presentation. Did you ever explain the term STEM? You probably did but I missed it. I learned a lot and you have challenged me to go further in my presentation development for my next classes.

DOprish said...

Lisa, wow! and I am in awe. The avatar as a host idea is great. It looks like such a difficult proposition. But you make it look easy. One minor editing glitch is the 15 seconds of blank screen at the end of the presentation. Did you ever explain the term STEM? You probably did but I missed it. I learned a lot and you have challenged me to go further in my presentation development for my next classes.

Olu's Blog Page said...

Hello Lisa,

Your video was very interesting and unique. I loved how you implemented the avatar as the narrator for your video on engaging games. Your video looks very well put together and it look slike you put a lot of energy and hardwork into preparing it.