BuzzLion for the Week of Dec. 14
The weather outside is frightful, and that is not just a song lyric today. However, it’s warm inside as BuzzLion writes this, and another semester comes to the end. So, let’s get on with it – the last BuzzLion of 2008.
Cole Camplese, ETS director, has been recording a video that asks a question, then invites you to record a video response. This week, it’s “How Do You Define Identity?”. Please feel free to participate.
Elizabeth Pyatt, ETS instructional designer, talks this week about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Elizabeth points out is a provision in the act that every three years, the community can petition for exemptions to the no-hacking clause.
Brett Bixler, ETS lead instructional designer, posted in the Educational Gaming Commons about several interesting events:
- One that recently happened including a game showcase and its winner, a medical simulation game that has huge educational possibilities.
- Less an event and more of a request, Brett would like you to read a report on Second Life.
- Finally, Brett tells us about an event that is drivable (and in June, so it won’t snow), a gaming conference at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Yvonne Clark, ETS instructional designer, points us to a very cool multi-cultural learning tool SCOLA. What is it? Go see her post at the Learning Design Community Hub to find out.
Pat Besong, ETS multimedia specialist, conducts a monthly educational multimedia development meeting. If you like to find out what great stuff Penn State people are developing, you can see Pat’s post to the Learning Design Community Hub and view an Adobe Connect recording of the meeting.
That’s it for this week’s BuzzLion – See you in 2009…..January 9, to be exact. Have a great Holiday and New Year.