Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Week 5 & 6: The Selection of a Research Topic

Sesions lead by Ann Thompson, CTLT Director. Faculty and students describe their current ideas about research topics and share their research agenda.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Week 4: Using Second Life for Science Education

Dr. EJ Bang ( is going to talk about: “Using Second Life for Science Education”

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Week 3: Efforts to bring main stream gaming into teacher education

This week we are discussing on the use of gaming for teacher education.
Turkan Karakus, Kajal Shah and myself will be presenting our work: Alternative Technology Exploratorium -- Efforts to bring main stream gaming into teacher education.

This work was presented at the at the 5th Games+Learning+Society Conference that took place last July at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Suggested explorations:
Games, Learning, and Society research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chris Dede’s work from the Harvard Graduate School of Education: River City, a MUVE-based curriculum on scientific inquiry skills.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Week two: Research trends in Educational Technology

This discussion is based on Curtis Bonk* latest book, The World is Open, more specifically on Chapter one: We all Learn (pages 25-54).

Panel members: Ann Thompson, Dale Niederhauser, Pat Leigh, Denise Schmidt, and Ana-Paula Correia

Facilitator: Tom Andre

*Bonk, C. (2009). The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.

Week one: Introductions and planning of seminar

Any ideas and suggestions on how to run the seminar are welcome here.