On-Line Learning Events: A Greek Tragedy in Small

Welcome and thanks for dropping by. The contents of this part of my personal site are all concerned with workshop 3 of my Masters in Education - completed, er.. a while ago.

The Main Idea
The idea behind the project was to develop a 'learning event' based on a range of intended learning outcomes and exploiting a variety of internet technologies. Briefly, the project created a virtual village which was be populated by 'students' who took the role of members of that village. In those roles they explored the environment and were faced, as a group, with a challenge, which they (nearly) solved via collaboration. The collaborative part of it is obviously over, but I have saved the postings to the conference - you'll find them in the Council House, near your entry point to the village. To get a feeling for the project, click Working Prototype below, chose a character and enter the village. Take a look around then visit the council house and look at the disussion that emerged. Keep in mind that different characters see different things in the village.

You can download a copy of my completed commentary as a Word97 file (about 200k).

You can download a simple SCORM version. This simple version just uses SCORM as a container in which to run the web site. You need JavaScript and Cookies enabled. If you get this working in a VLE, let me know. I'm working on a slightly more SCORMy version which will (might) save position across sessions, but it't not really needed as this is a pretty small prog. If you bundle it in a lesson with a forum you can run it very much like I did originally.

Who Might Be Involved - creating a partnership
I feel there is enough value here to make it worthwhile developing into a working website. Those interested might be companies involved in developing educational resources. Anyone who is interested in developing this idea further, mail me - be thrilled skinny to hear from you.

Working Prototype:
This is the completed project as far as it went (further than I thought it would) incuding a record of all student activity.

Documents - Theory:
Here you will find documents I produced as I developed the project. These include a developing outline of the project and it's theoretical background

The Workshop:
This is an experimental area where I shall be working on some of the basic technologies I want to use. It will give you some indication of where things are going, though the content is unlikely to be directly related to the project outcomes.

Take me back to The Telematics Index, Marshal's Home Page.