the one-hundred-and-ninetieth episode of ventriloquy is an extract of a rehearsal of an address to be delivered on Wednesday the 27th of April, at the Dunman High School, on the occasion of the opening of the Singapore schools' East Zone Centre of Excellence.
the complete address will be delivered by a team of my colleagues (led by Professor David Hung, Associate Dean, Office of Education Research at the National Institute of Education), and the extract i'm sharing here is just my contribution. you've heard most of it before :-)
on a related note, my copy of Cheney's and Sanders's edited book Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches was delivered today :-)
i've contributed a chapter entitled What are Avatars made of? Fictive Worlds and the Zone of Regulatory Development. It's positioned in the final section of the book - New Models for Constructivist Learning. To quote the editors, this section "includes three chapters offering new ways of thinking about constructivist pedagogy in 3D virtual worlds. The first suggests a new learning theory, Ecology of Culturally Competent Design. This is followed by a chapter that discusses new ways in which the Zone of Regulatory Development can be applied to virtual learning environments. Finally, the last chapter suggests a model of constructivist learning based on a Katamari-style learning environment."
Do join me in this 9 MB download :-)