- "Enhancement of the quality of teaching through “low-threshold” academic staff development. - the "learn-how-to-teach" emails" presented by Mrs. Dietrun Luebeck and Prof. Renate Soellner from the Free University Berlin, Germany.
- "Interactive teaching methods - drama for non-actors" presented by Dr. Katarina Winka and Dr. Tomas Grysell from Umeå University, Sweden. Reference cited: Boal, A. (1992). Games for Actors and Non-Actors, London: Routledge.
The main feature crosses several themes of interest to me - mobile learning technologies, games for learning and cultural exchange. I talk with two post graduate students from Germany about their innovative projects. They're here studying with UK students from the MSc in Games Software Development at Sheffield Hallam University.
They mention PDA (Portable Digital Assistant) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) based projects. Try Wikipedia as a starting point for further information on these devices:
Kukulska-hulme, A. and Traxler, J. (2005). Mobile learning: a handbook for educators and trainers. Routledge.
Prensky, M. (2001). Digital game-based learning. McGraw-Hill.
The Big Idea - This week I suggested making a resolution to breaking down cultural resistance to reusability by 'daring to share' not just resources, but ideas and practice too.
Calls for Participation - send me your ideas for Ice Breaker Activities, News and Info and ideas for new features. Come and take part in making the programme!
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