MS Podcast#113 / Rezed Podcast#7

jeremykemp

The hub for learning and virtual worlds podcast series.

(WORLD) The seventh RezEd podcast, produced by MediaSnackers with Global Kids.

Jeremy W. Kemp is an instructional designer at San Jose State University and started teaching online back in 1999. Talking here about his varied experiences, insights and projects.

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0.00—0.24 intro
0.25—4.49 RezEd news from Amira and Barry from Global Kids (any news or events can be submitted here)
4.50—6.43 podcast interview with Jeremy W. Kemp
6.44—8.45 connecting Moodle and Second Life
8.4—10.19 Sloodle and its benefit
10.20—11.43 scale and experience of involvement
11.44—12.22 work in progress
12.23—14.11 what does it offer over other platforms
14.12—15.19 text messaging interfaces crossover
15.20—16.36 SimTeach
16.37—18.20 immersive environments and their opportunities
18.21—19.42 augmented reality progression
19.43—18.56 future use and developments
21.42—21.55 thanks
21.56—24.40 Amira and Barry detailing the upcoming events for the RezEd community (any news or events can be submitted here)
24.41—24.48 outro

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The World Has Changed…#18

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…and it's not turning back.

(WORLD) Serving some delicious illustrations of the ever-changing media menu:

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Wigan Youth Service Conference: Part Two

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Speaking gig and masterclass.

(GBR) I'm back in Lancashire speaking at another Wigan Youth Service conference (was here in March).

I'll be talking about the usual social media and young people stuff but also hosting a masterclass session illustrating several platforms and 'tricks of the trade'.

The purpose of the event was to introduce the concept and uses of social media to the widest audience possible—from the Director of Children and Young Peoples Services, face to face youth workers to young people in two session. As our guide, interpretator and 'expert' DK was exceptional providing the history, knowledge and practical applications of social media in a medium that was accessible to all, immediate and relevant; all the participants were motivated, challenged and engaged.

DK allowed us to begin to think what Services for Young People need to do to communicate with young people in a rapidly evolving media age, this is a highly recommended input, so good we have invited him back.
Simon Morton, Development Manager Wigan Youth Service

Wigan Youth Service Conference: Part One

MS Podcast#112 / Rezed Podcast#6

tracyrebe

The hub for learning and virtual worlds podcast series.

(WORLD) The sixth RezEd podcast, produced by MediaSnackers with Global Kids.

Tracy Rebe, Assistant Principal at High School for Global Citizenship, Brooklyn NY, discussing the Science through Second Life Program that has met every day this semester.

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0.00—0.24 intro
0.25—4.21 RezEd news from Amira and Barry from Global Kids (any news or events can be submitted here)
5.04—6.47 Tracy Rebe explaining the Science through Second Life Program
6.48—8.43 what the program incoorporates
8.44—9.08 length of program
9.09—10.04 students responses
10.05—10.48 faculty/principal responses
10.49—12.23 tracking and measuring goals and standards
12.24—14.46 biggest challenges
14.47—16.36 what has been the outcomes
16.37—17.39 advice
17.40—18.49 future adoption of Second Life
18.50—18.56 thanks
18.57—21.16 Amira and Barry detailing the upcoming events for the RezEd community (any news or events can be submitted here)
21.17—21.24 outro

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Saint Olaves Teacher Training Part Two

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Back to school.

(GBR) A little video review from our time with the science faculty at Saint Olaves (we'd love to come and deliver to more schools and departments, so if you're interested in some impactive social media training then contact us here):

Technology is now allowing students to display their work in a number of different formats besides exercise books. MediaSnackers highlighted the numerous ways they can do this, some familiar, some unfamiliar, in an enjoyable, clear and thought provoking way. Their INSET is highly recommended for any school!
Andrew Rees, Head of Science

Related post: Saint Olaves Teacher Training Part One

The MediaSnackers Meme #10

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Keeping track of the growing MediaSnackers Meme.

(WORLD) We probably weren't the first to apply the 'snacking' metaphor to media, although there seems to be a growing adoption in terms of describing the new youth-media landscape—we thought it would be good to keep an eye on the growing MediaSnacking meme:

Sofia's Diary debuted in March on Bebo, which has blazed a trail with online dramas such as KateModern, and has been running as short episodes described as "snack TV".
The rise of a new short-form hyrbid media production utilising social networking sites and produced televisual content.
People only hear soundbites and that's what they remember (we live in a media snack world).
A random twitterer.
The new bite-size media model is to reduce the news fat, cut back on content, and create tasty treats that requires fewer mental calories to digest.
How even the news are creating smaller digestable offerings.
Now, while everything else she said was brilliant and useful and insightful this just made no sense to me. Where's the longtail? Where's the viral tasty morsels that all those media snacking YouTube junkies wanna stuff down their faces?!?! This is old world thinking people surely it would be better to launch the site with basic content and release regular episodes to encourage stickiness?
A film students response to a visiting lecturer in the industry.
Providing a non-linear storytelling experience will satisfy the desires of people (who hunger for these kinds of stories) by connecting their actions, channel choices and media snacking to the unfolding story directly. Game developers have understood the potential of non-linear stories a long time ago and the IGDA offers a few good pointers to make the complexity work.
Another response to the fading film industry model of production.

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MS Podcast#111 / Rezed Podcast#4

lindaburch

The hub for learning and virtual worlds podcast series.

(WORLD) The fourth RezEd podcast, produced by MediaSnackers with Global Kids.

Linda Burch is Chief Education and Strategy Officer for Common Sense Media, an organisation dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.

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0.00—0.24 intro
0.25—2.21 RezEd news from Amira and Barry from Global Kids (any news or events can be submitted here)
2.22—2.35 Linda Burch podcast intro
2.36—3.36 Common Sense Media
3.37—5.07 learning in and with virtual worlds
5.08—11.22 5 tips for parents thinking about virtual worlds
11.23—13.24 the fast-paced learning curve regarding virtual worlds
13.25—16.56 the role of digital media in kids' lives report
16.57—18.30 the future role of Common Sense Media relating to virtual worlds
18.31—18.40 thanks
18.41—20.55 Amira and Barry detailing the upcoming events for the RezEd community (any news or events can be submitted here)
20.56—21.04 outro

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