P2PU

Machinima Anyone?

If you have an interest in Machinima and the applications for education check out this course from P2PU.org.

Gridjumper runs this course along with the usual suspects from the virtual world’s end of things. One of the major culminating projects includes ISTE’s SIGVE hosting EduMachinima Fest during the San Diego conference on Tuesday evening. Check it out! This looks to be an exciting event and a great professional development opportunity.

Course Description:

This 4 week course gives participants a weekly tour on 1 topic covered at VWBPE 2012 or the Virtual Worlds Unsymposium

Course starts with virtual world field trips to educational sims in Second Life. Week 2 introduces Machinima and its educational uses. Week 3 is an adventure in the MMORPG World of Warcraft with an educators’ guild. Week 4 wraps up the tours on the Bleeding Edge with emerging tech and education that includes virtual, blended and augmented realities.

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About the author: Rurik

Known both as Ru (or as the title suggests, Ru Ru the Ruiner), Rurik studies ways games can designed to improve society, especially in the realm of education.