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Tuesday, September 16

  1. page Computer-games edited ... Penning a cartoon is more than the technical aspects of writing, it includes elements of artwo…
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    Penning a cartoon is more than the technical aspects of writing, it includes elements of artwork, plot and story. Similarly, making a computer game is more than just writing a software program. The assembly draws upon many different subjects or disciplines. Whilst most games are programmed in C+, this should not imply that teaching about programming games should use the same software tool. With software tools such as GameMaker, students can integrate and build upon their graphical, audio, logical and mathematics skills, even within the span of a single lesson and without the horrors of debugging minor, unforgiving program code errors.
    Programming computer games can engage a student with an environment that they can easily use to directly create, test, modify and evaluate their programming solutions. This may inspire some to continue with their studies to learn a higher order programming language. At the very least, they may better come to understand the commercial software and edutainment offerings that they consume.
    Learning Difficulties
    Margaret paper (1)
    (1) Case study on game making and Asperger's disorder, Margaret Meijers http://www.gamelearning.edu.au/conference_sep05.htm

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Tuesday, June 6

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    what do these new curriculum statements have in common?
    Outcomes based education
    See critique by Richard Berlach
    Outcomes-Based Education and the Death of Knowledge

    Modern Curriculum Statements focus on outcomes rather than the processes by which outcomes may be achieved. This is a difficult approach because the process of learning is not well understood. Having a clear understanding of a desired outcome gives little guidance on how to get there in education. These curriculum statements are rather fuzzy and easily misinterpreted, for instance that ICT is abolished as a core subject in VELS.
    My preference is that these outcomes based curricula be viewed as guides to the philosophy of education but that content still be guided to a degree by the previous content based curricula. (TF 6/6/6 {scary number!})
    See critique by Richard Berlach
    Outcomes-Based Education and the Death of Knowledge

    The Death of Knowledge Occurs:
    Through Lack of Conceptual Clarity
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    When Evidence of Learning Becomes More Important Than The Learning Itself (Bill June4)
    Also worth checking out PLATO , People Lobbying Against Teaching Outcomes, their position is that Outcomes Based Education is dumbed down and politically correct. I'm still reading through this material -something seems to be very wrong about new curriculum directions in Australia both in general and in particular with the way ICT is being "integrated" (Bill June5).
    For a more supportive opinion of outcomes-based education:
    Outcomes-Based Education: Principles and Possibilities Assoc. Professor Roy Killen (Bill June7)

    SACSA (South Australian Curriculum Framework and Accountability Framework)
    When you compare ICT with maths and science the problem is simply that we don't have a subject, we don't have subject content, before stage one (Year 11)
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    MMORPG Massively Multiplayer online Role Playing Game
    Moores Law most simply put, the power of computers doubles every 18 to 24 months
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    Based Education Systems have inputs, internal dynamics and outputs. Outcomes Based Education focuses on the outputs. (sounds simple? it's not)
    Podcasts audio programs distributed by internet for playback on mobile devices and PC's
    Skype popular VoIP program, Skypecast includes multiplayer audio conferencing
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Monday, June 5

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    Teamspeak VoIP multiplayer audio conferencing
    Vent (Ventrilo) VoIP multiplayer audio conferencing
    **VELS**VELS (Victorian Essential
    VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol routing of voice conversations over the Internet
    Wiki website that allows users to easily edit all content
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    Chat see instant messaging
    Flickr a service for the uploading and hosting of images including photos
    ICT Information and Communications Technology
    Instant messaging sending short (1 paragraph messages) instantly over the internet
    MMORPG Massively Multiplayer online Role Playing Game
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    Teamspeak VoIP multiplayer audio conferencing
    Vent (Ventrilo) VoIP multiplayer audio conferencing
    VELS**VELS** (Victorian Essential
    VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol routing of voice conversations over the Internet
    Wiki website that allows users to easily edit all content
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    MMORPG Massively Multiplayer online Role Playing Game
    Moores Law most simply put, the power of computers doubles every 18 to 24 months
    Outcomes Based Education
    Podcasts audio programs distributed by internet for playback on mobile devices and PC's
    Skype popular VoIP program, Skypecast includes multiplayer audio conferencing
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    Western Australia
    what do these new curriculum statements have in common?
    outcomesOutcomes based education
    See critique by Richard Berlach
    Outcomes-Based Education and the Death of Knowledge
    Modern Curriculum Statements focus on outcomes rather than the processes by which outcomes may be achieved. This is a difficult approach because the process of learning is not well understood. Having a clear understanding of a desired outcome gives little guidance on how to get there in education. These curriculum statements are rather fuzzy and easily misinterpreted, for instance that ICT is abolished as a core subject in VELS.
    My preference is that these outcomes based curricula be viewed as guides to the philosophy of education but that content still be guided to a degree by the previous content based curricula. (TF 6/6/6 {scary number!})

    The Death of Knowledge Occurs:
    Through Lack of Conceptual Clarity
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    When Hyper-Planning Takes Precedence Over Pedagogical Imperatives
    When Evidence of Learning Becomes More Important Than The Learning Itself (Bill June4)
    Also worth checking out PLATO , People Lobbying Against Teaching Outcomes, their position is that Outcomes Based Education is dumbed down and politically correct. I'm still reading through this material -something seems to be very wrong about new curriculum directions in Australia both in general and in particular with the way ICT is being "integrated" (Bill June5).
    SACSA (South Australian Curriculum Framework and Accountability Framework)
    When you compare ICT with maths and science the problem is simply that we don't have a subject, we don't have subject content, before stage one (Year 11)
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Sunday, June 4

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    Victoria
    Western Australia
    what do these new curriculum statements have in common?
    outcomes based education
    See critique by Richard Berlach
    Outcomes-Based Education and the Death of Knowledge
    The Death of Knowledge Occurs:
    Through Lack of Conceptual Clarity
    Through Jargon Which Obscures Rather Than Illuminates the Significant
    When Competent Teachers Are Forced Out Of The Profession By Ideological Aggravation
    When Hyper-Planning Takes Precedence Over Pedagogical Imperatives
    When Evidence of Learning Becomes More Important Than The Learning Itself (Bill June4)

    SACSA (South Australian Curriculum Framework and Accountability Framework)
    When you compare ICT with maths and science the problem is simply that we don't have a subject, we don't have subject content, before stage one (Year 11)
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    5:43 am

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