Archive for the ‘MOO’ category

Hello Old Friend

January 30th, 2014

After discussion, it was decided to host the first term of our Year 8 Digital Technologies in our MOO (Multi-user Object Oriented learning environment). There are so many aspects of “digital citizenship” that see so completely and natively at home in a virtual world that the opportunity seemed too good to pass up. Our MOO […]

MOOving on up…

October 2nd, 2010

…so I was starting this unit on Virtual Worlds with my year 9 ICTE kids, and we will be investigating all sorts of worlds.¬†One of my favourite is a browser world called a MOO Multi-user Object Orientated VWs are fairly old-school, but none the less relevent in my opinion. In building the HQ for what […]

One issue in a multi-user environment is effective communication, particularly when there is a plethora of media through which you can communicate – buth synchronously and asynchronously. Activeworlds (well, MyWorld at least) is VOIP enabled – so punters can speak to each other physically, while their avatars congregate virtually – quite neat actually. So I […]

Mud Puddling

December 6th, 2009

…now I had this idea for a unit, taught at Year 9 level, involving students creating a virtual environment. It was part 3D, part Browser-world, and mostly in a text-only world. Their task was [I thought] fairly simple: design and make a place, embed a narrative so you have a sense of being there. Text […]

Catching the Wave

December 6th, 2009

Having time to play is a rare thing, so when my Wave subscription arrived, naturally it arrived in the most inopportune time – dang nab in the middle of marking. Having a procrastination capacity like no other, I put aside all the things I was supposed to be doing to play with Wave and it […]