Schome Park closure
Phase 3 of the Schome Park Programme ended on 31 May 2008 - we are currently busy analysing data and writing up.
Teachers' TV has just launched a programme on the use of virtual worlds which features two groups working within the Schome Park Programme - students and staff from South East Grid for Learning and from the Skinningrove Jetty Project. The programme helps to illustrate how virtual worlds can be used in formal educational contexts to enhance many aspects of learning.
You can download a copy of the MySchome magazine as a pdf file (1.2Mb). This edition includes items on Schome in Space, The Savvy Avvies, Trixxie's tips, The Y Factor competition and much more ... (Mars is to be congratulated (yet again) on pulling together a fantastic second edition - nice one Mars)
The Schome team entering the Handheld Learning Conference ‘Learners Y Factor’ competition were invited to make a presentation of their work and learning experiences in London at the Handheld Learning Festival on Monday 13th October. They presented to over 100 people as well as 3 judges, and in the end finished 2nd! They all won some fantastic prizes! Well done everyone! (You can see our presentation here)
The space experiment team submitted their final s.c.h.o.m.e. (spectroscopy, climate and habitability from orbital measurement of earthshine) instrument proposal to SSTL on Monday. A pdf of the final document is available on the OU Knowledge Network http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/document.cfm?docid=11629
Did you participate in the creation of MySchome, or did you take part in any of the History sessions? If so, why not get involved in the write up of reports coving both topics? For more information see the forum board "Reflection and forward planning."
You can download a copy of the MySchome magazine either as a pdf file (17Mb) or as a zip file (11Mb). This edition includes items on Archaeology, Schome in Space, Poetry, Sailing in SP, Trixxie's tips, Character design and much more ... (Mars is to be congratulated on pulling together a fantastic first edition - nice one Mars)
As the Schome community has grown and developed over the past year I have enjoyed having the opportunity to work with new folk. I feel it is time to acknowledge the countless hours put in by our dedicated staff team, often invisibly. Not sure how to do this, but I have made a start by writing a mini, reflective case study about Amba's role so far. (Hmm - I wonder if I should have done it as a blog entry instead?)
Schome Park (made up of SP Alpha and Beta) is the Schome island on the Teen Grid of Second Life. Student residents are known as Schomers and the Staff as SParkers.