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Schome => Introductions => : jeffburnes7 April 20, 2013, 10:23:57 PM

: Hello Everyone
: jeffburnes7 April 20, 2013, 10:23:57 PM
Hi,
My name is Jeff and I look forward to connecting everyone interested in meeting other people interested in VR learning and also connect with other students.
Thanks
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: PeterT April 21, 2013, 08:39:44 AM
Hi Jeff, thanks for posting. It is pretty quiet in here at the moment - but with any luck some other folk will emerge from the depths to welcome you. Do feel free to post in other topics etc..

We had some problems recently with folk logging in to the wiki - let me know if you have any problems with that. (When you go to the wiki you have to login using the same username and password as you registered for the forum with).

PeterT
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: jeffburnes7 April 22, 2013, 11:04:13 PM
Thanks for the Tip Peter.
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: KitKatKid Schomer April 29, 2013, 10:59:42 AM
Hello Jeff welcome to the forum. I was a student involved in the Schome Park Project.

Kit
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: Fox Phlox May 01, 2013, 08:53:34 PM
Hello, Jeff and welcome.
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: Spiral Schomer January 08, 2014, 05:11:44 PM
Hi Jeff & welcome to the forum.
I was also a student involved with the Schome project
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: Fox Phlox January 11, 2014, 01:26:00 AM
Hi Spiral,
How's it going? What are you doing these days?
Fox
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: Spiral Schomer June 03, 2014, 05:33:04 PM
Hi Fox,
I'm currently studying Pharmaceutical Chemistry at university. Hope you're well.
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: PeterT June 04, 2014, 08:46:31 AM
Hi Spiral. Hope you are enjoying Uni - Pharmaceutical Chemistry sounds pretty heavy duty - hope you are having time to play too! :O)

I'm very well thanks. I've had a magic year - 3 months doing research in Australia (looking at use of mobile devices in schools), 2 weeks in New Zealand (at a couple of conferences and contributing to a course on re-thinking schools, 3 weeks holiday in Indonesia (where I met up with my youngest son who is currently working over there - doing stuff with monitor lizards and the impact of Palm Oil plantations on the rainforest). Now back to earth at the OU - starting to get stuck into some course development work. Also in the process of moving house (downsizing as all three of my kids have now moved out).
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: Fox Phlox June 09, 2014, 05:50:36 PM
Hi Spiral, Good to hear from you. I'm impressed you're reading pharmaceutical chemistry. Hope it's going well.
I'm lecturing in educational technology at the OU, alongside Mark and Euphloozie.
Phloozie and I have got a book out with another member of the Schome team - 'Augmented Education'. It includes some mentions of Schome, though only a few.
I've also been doing some work on FutureLearn, which definitely has some elements of being an education system for the knowledge age. Massive open online courses may shift education in new directions but I'm not sure. The jury's still out
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: Kali Schomer June 10, 2014, 02:19:43 PM
Hi everyone,

It has been so long since I last logged on and did anything with Schome that I forgot my password and it took a while to remember it  ::). But something a friend and I were discussing the other day made me think about logging on and seeing how everyone is doing.
It's good to hear that you are at university Spiral. I hope you are enjoying it and that it is everything you were hoping it would be. And that you are working hard!  ;)
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: PeterT June 11, 2014, 01:16:47 PM
Hi Kali. How's things with you?
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: Fox Phlox June 11, 2014, 06:38:48 PM
Hi Kali, How are things going? Fox
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: Kali Schomer June 12, 2014, 11:53:31 AM
I'm ok. It has been a few years lol

I've finished my degree and will be starting my MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology in September. I want to specialise in experimental reactor design. Other than that, I've just been doing general life stuff lol. I volunteer for the Institute of Physics and for STEM ambassadors. I normally do physics busking type stuff at events etc. I went on an academic trip last summer to CERN in Geneva with some friends from university. It was amazing.
Not much else of interest unfortunately  ;)

What have you guys been up to?
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: PeterT June 12, 2014, 01:49:11 PM
I'm still at the OU - got made a Prof last year  :)

I've been exploring the use of mobile devices in schools - check out http://edfutures.net (http://edfutures.net) (yes its another wiki!) and http://www.yots.org.uk (http://www.yots.org.uk).

I'm starting to turn my attention to assessment - the biggest barrier to change in schools in England.

I'm also on the Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) - helping to pull together advice for the government about what they can do (that won't cost them anything much) that will enhance the use of digital technology in schools, colleges and HEIs. If you or your friends/colleagues have any suggestions then do feed them in to the consultation by emailing feedback@etag.support (http://mailto:feedback@etag.support). See more info on ETAG (http://www.etag.support/). It would be great to have input from some students/recent students.

I'm also about to move house (hoping to exchange contracts soon) - so busy busy...   :)
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: Fox Phlox June 14, 2014, 07:41:44 PM
Wow, Kali, yours sounds very impressive (PeterT being a professor is also impressive, but I knew about that already). Where will you be studying? I know that Faji and Gaia are at Bristol now, after a while at Leicester.
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: Rowan December 17, 2014, 03:38:05 PM
I'm ok. It has been a few years lol

I've finished my degree and will be starting my MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology in September. I want to specialise in experimental reactor design. Other than that, I've just been doing general life stuff lol. I volunteer for the Institute of Physics and for STEM ambassadors. I normally do physics busking type stuff at events etc. I went on an academic trip last summer to CERN in Geneva with some friends from university. It was amazing.
Not much else of interest unfortunately  ;)

What have you guys been up to?

Hello Kali! This is great "news" - it's very impressive to hear what you have done.  And  I think your course might be the one my son did last year - if it is in Manchester.  He has now continued on to a PhD.   
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: Kali Schomer January 27, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
Hi Rowan  :)

Yes, it is based at Manchester Uni, but some of the modules are at other universities and we are encouraged to find a company in which to complete the project we have to do for our dissertation in the summer. I've started to look for that project now - so much to do in so little time lol  ;)

I'm not sure what I want to do next. A PhD would be good, but I've yet to see a topic that I feel I am interested enough in to dedicate 3/4 years of my life in intense study and work. So, if I don't find a PhD, then I'll have to get myself a real job  :'( My student days will be over.

But its very exciting and I feel as though I'm finally working towards a career. Undergrad was fun, but I had no idea what I was going to do after. Now I've made a choice about what direction I want to go in and I can work towards that.

Is your son still at Manchester, or has he moved onto another institute?
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: Fox Phlox February 08, 2015, 09:45:53 PM
Hi Kali - I'm glad to hear things are going so well for you.
We have a set of funded studentships going at the OU - but I think that even the scientific ones are quite far outside your field. Nothing in physics, I'm afraid.
    Big data and open learning
    Citizen observatories and the environment
    Digital technology and education futures
    Educator roles in open online courses
    Human wellbeing, open education and technology
    Impact of Open Educational Resources
    Investigating Children’s Use of Open Digital Narratives
    Mobile Literacies for Effective Open Learning
    Rethinking student feedback in an open world
    Social networking in language learning and teaching
    Surveillance, Privacy and Learning Analytics
    The role of open practices in enhancing teacher education in LICs
    Understandings of Cultural Openness in Education and Enterprise
http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/news/leverhulme-doctoral-scholarships
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: Kali Schomer March 05, 2015, 12:41:04 PM
Those studentships look like they would be interesting tk research, but you are right - they are quite far away from the areas I'm looking at going into.
I've applied for a few PhDs at uni, so I'll just have to wait and see. And I'm sorting the t my 3 month project for my masters. Very busy times! Lol
If I don't get one of the PhDs, then I'll have to look for a real grown up job   :o
I've got a good list of companies etc that I would apply to/look into further.
All this grown up stuff isn't fun - it's all very serious
 :)
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: Fox Phlox April 11, 2015, 06:13:33 PM
Let us know how you get on. I hope you get funding to do an interesting PhD.