This came through my Twitter stream yesterday.
Click on the image or visit http://www.edutopia.org/stw-online-learning-principal-leadership-video
Take three minutes to watch the video, it is worth the time for those interested in or involved with virtual schooling…
About a month ago I first posted an entry about a presentation at the 2009 Games, Learning & Society conference about a game created for the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) called “Conspiracy Code” (see K-12 Online Learning And Games, Learning & Society 2009).
So, a week or two ago, I noticed that Scott McLeod had posted an entry entitled “NECC – My adventures with Horse & Hound magazine: Florida Virtual School, Achieve3000” on his blog Dangerously Irrelevant. In this entry, he describes his experiences with an interview he conducted with Julie Young and Andy Ross of the FLVS about this US-history game that they use to teach the year long course.
Take a look at Scott’s entry – and the Vimeo video (which you can access by clicking on the image too), and tell me what you think. In addition to the video, Scott has also posted this printed material:
In my earlier entry about this I mentioned that I thought the Academic ADL Co-Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison may be involved in this project – but have later found out that they were approached, but decided they weren’t interested as the project began to move forward (and I’d be interested in hearing some of the reasons why if anyone wanted to comment here or e-mail me privately).
Finally, after posting his original entry Scott has had some additional thoughts about gaming in education – see Do most educational games suck?
Note that I have used both my own tags and all of the tags that Scott used for his original entry as well – which accounts for the higher than usual number of tags and categories.