Monday February 19th - Sunday 25th

Week Six: Game Over...What about the Future?


"When the game is over it is really just beginning" (Jerry Kramer)

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Overview


This week is a time for reflecting on what we have learned, extending discussions and concluding projects. You are invited to help us develop the session wiki into a comprehensive and useful resource, and to keep in touch with your virtual colleagues for as long as you like.

Synchronous Session: Open House Flash Meeting, Saturday 26th @ 16.00GMT with special guests (some of Alice Barr's students talking about World of Warcraft). Join the Flash Meeting here. On Sunday 27th from 17.00 GMT, we'll also be having our EVO2007 Second Life Farewell Party at the Webheads Hut in Edunation (see below for details).
Joining in with Skype Discussion Notes




Input


Reading



Viewing: The near future



Demo footage of Spore. Want to see more? Spore videos.



Table-top gaming, voice recognition, etc.

Viewing: the Far Future (?)






Listening



Activities


Discussion






Second Life


Overview

- Second Life: Second Life Language Learning Centre. Those participants who are interested in exploring Second Life further will be encouraged to develop a plan for this using the resources that are available to the group.


Reading


  • Larry Johnson - Who's listening to the avatars? Recent online conversations revealed great disparity of perceptions on questions of identity, credibility, and civic engagement between those who have spent time in virtual worlds, and those who haven’t: "it is hard to conceptualize the impact of virtual worlds until one spends some time in them"

Listening



Activities


Discussion