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30 Ways to Go Innovative with Google Glass

In Becoming ruminative in education on August 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM

2013-08-20_2301I had the chance to wear the long-awaited technology Google Glass a couple weeks ago because one of my cohort in the PhD program won it with exceptional propositions.  Though dark cloud lingers over possible faulty use of Google Glass especially involving piracy issues, let us not deny that it has potential to innovate how things get done in a variety of fields.

For educational uses of Google Glass, an Australia-based online learning site Open Colleges devised a infographic that showcases 30 ways to use Google Glass in the classroom.  Please have a peek and better yet, you should download the image and zoom in for scrutiny!

 

 

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3rd Person Reflection on my Research Regarding Casual or Non-Gamers’ Motivations in Playing to Learn in a MMORPG

In Becoming ruminative in education on August 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

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I had the wonderful opportunity to interact with a like-minded person in Kalynn Aguirre through LinkedIn since we shared common interests in second language learning, particularly via the use of MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) environments.  Below is a blog entry Kalynn composed after reading my soon-to-be-published work on investigating casual or non-gamers inherent motivations in playing a MMORPG to learn a target language.

Her blog was thoughtfully written and brought up quite a few points of inquiry worthy of further research.  I really appreciate her feedback and thoughts she put into reading my work.  The other blog entries she has on the site were also intellectually stimulating as she contemplates on discussions surrounding issues of our increasingly tech-centered and learner-centered  culture and social milieu.  Enjoy the read!

http://questforthedigitalclassroom.blogspot.com/2013/07/learner-motivation-in-mmorpgs.html

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