Interactive Storytelling: Preparing Students to Innovate This morning I gave a talk in the GDC Education Summit — Interactive Storytelling: Preparing Students to Innovate — and I’m posting my slides below. As for the topic, my talk description ended up being pretty accurate: We want students to create innovative games, but innovation in interactive storytelling can be hard to imagine for students, both undergraduate and graduate. Designing an interactive story isn’t a secret art or a matter of magical technology. It’s the design of a system, of elements and operations, just like other parts of games.
Prenups for Startups: How to Structure Founding Teams I Want a Divorce (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Someone in my network in Chicago was contemplating starting a business and wasn’t sure how to structure his arrangement with his partners/collaborators…and protect themselves in the event things didn’t work out. This sparked a rich online discussion which became the catalyst for this month’s post on Tech Cocktail. In Prenups for Startups: How to Structure Founding Teams I share my experience and provide guidance based on many things I’ve seen work…and not work. real & unreal Humans The mind is a wonderful thing – there is so much about it which remains a mystery to this day. Science is able to describe strange phenomena, but can not account for their origins.
World Migration Map - Data Visualization by Metrocosm This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015. Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows). Each yellow dot represents 1,000 people. Hover over a circle to see that country’s total net migration between 2010 and 2015.
Apprentissage des langues et Réseaux Médias Sociaux - Language learning and social networks Les réseaux sociaux peuvent jouer un rôle décisif dans le domaine de l’enseignement d'une langue étrangère, car ils favorisent la communication réelle, le travail collaboratif entre apprenants, entre classes et entre enseignants , ainsi que le développement des échanges et contacts interculturels. "Members of online communities learn by making and developing connections (intentionally or not) between ideas, experiences, and information, and by interacting,sharing, understanding, accepting, commenting, creating and defending their own opinions, their view points, their current situations and their daily experiences. Online communities allow, form, guide, foster, and stimulate connections. Learning in online communities takes place through storytelling, making jokes, giving examples, linking and making available different resources, asking questions, providing answers, developing empathy, and simply reading, to list a few examples. RESSOURCES - Studies Educational Networking - S.
Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling, 2nd Edition As a game designer or new media storyteller, you know that the story is critical to the success of your project. Telling that story interactively is an even greater challenge, one that involves approaching the story from many angles. Here to help you navigate and open your mind to more creative ways of producing your stories is the authority on interactive design and a longtime game development guru, Chris Crawford. To help you in your quest for the truly interactive story, Crawford provides a solid sampling of what works and doesn't work, and how to apply the lessons to your own storytelling projects. After laying out the fundamental ideas behind interactive storytelling and explaining some of the misconceptions that have crippled past efforts, the book delves into all the major systems that go into interactive storytelling: personality models, actors, props, stages, fate, verbs, history books, and more.
Getting The Website Information Architecture Right: How to Structure Your Site for Optimal User Experiences What kind of content should you have on your site? How should you structure the menu? What should be the first-level menu items? One or two menus? Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera The iconic brand Polaroid is back with the Z2300 Instant Digital Camera, a 10 megapixel printer cam that produces 2 x 3-inch prints that are also stickers in about 30-45 seconds. It's not quite as quick as the Polaroids of old, but at least you don't have to shake em. The Z2300 comes in white and black, both with a thin rainbow decal across the front and large red shutter button that plays on its retro roots. The paper pops out from a slot on the right hand side, while the left is home to the mini-USB port, power jack and a switch for landscape and macro mode.
Mapping the world at war An interactive map highlights the shocking number of ongoing conflicts around the world While a handful of conflicts dominate international newswires, a host of bloody, unresolved wars continue to be played out across the globe to devastating human cost, underreported and, in certain instances, largely unnoticed by the wider world. These might not be seismic geopolitical events of the magnitude of the ongoing conflict in Syria, nor generally have Anglo-American interventions in the conflict zone to pique the interest of the international media. But the devastation they have wrought has been just as shocking. A new interactive map, compiled by humanitarian news agency IRIN, charts the spread of conflicts across the globe. Each conflict is represented on the map by a red dot, the size of which is determined by the length of the ongoing war.
10 open source e-learning projects to watch - Collaboration - Open Source As corporate and government organizations embrace the Web for delivering more education and training programs, a wealth of free and open source e-learning applications will help lower the barrier to entry. TechWorld looks at the options. ATutor FP7 : ICT : Content and Knowledge : Projects Technologies for Information Management Back to overview Please note that the project factsheet will no longer be updated. All information relevant to the project can be found on the CORDIS factsheet.
sex & porn (hypocrisy) 18 December 2013Last updated at 22:00 GMT By Mike Deri Smith BBC Newsnight Jim Reed reports for Newsnight on some of the problems with the filters Pornography filters used by major internet service providers are blocking websites offering sex education and advice on sexual health and porn addiction, the BBC has learned. The four major internet companies have started to roll out so-called porn filters to their users.
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