#TMLondonBoat

Here is Ross McGill livestreamed from the CPD #TMLondonBoat. I filmed half the sessions with a GoPro and professional stream Read more

My Slides for the Telegraph Festival of Education

How to make a cheap Video Unit for your school from Leon Cych Read more

Interview with Sarah Jones

I recently caught up with Sarah Jones (@VirtualSarahJ) at the Coventry Storytelling Festival at Coventry University and we talked Read more

L4L_News on Touchcast - Looking at blogs about Edtech and the Future

If you can't see the video above then read the transcript below. Hello and welcome to Learn 4 Life Read more

L4L Podcast 2

The second podcast is out - short and sweet and a precursor to more regular content. Honest! This is Read more

Why I have been away and why course deadlines have been missed

After a new start with the L4L podcast several weeks ago I fell by the wayside, not because I've Read more

How to use the L4L Podcast Interactive Show Notes Booklet

Look at the film below to see how to use the L4L Podcast Show notes Booklets. A lot of Read more

Learn 4 Life Podcast 1

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The Learn 4 Life Podcast is back!

Welcome to the Learn 4 Life Podcast Here is the audio tease for the next season of L4L's News Podcasts Read more

Connecting an iPhone or iPad to an Ethernet

I owe this little trick to Nick Garnett (@nicholasgarnett)'s; his demo on Twitter a few days ago was amazing. I already Read more

Virtual Worlds

Interview with Sarah Jones

Posted on by leoncych in Innovation, Mediated Reality, metaverse, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off on Interview with Sarah Jones

I recently caught up with Sarah Jones (@VirtualSarahJ) at the Coventry Storytelling Festival at Coventry University and we talked about her involvement in VR, 360 degree video and Augmented Reality (AR). Sarah is one of the main practitioners and educators (at HE level) involved with VR development in the UK. The people Sarah refers to in the film are: Mel Slater > http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/m.slater/Mel_Slaters_Home_Page/Home.html Sarah Hill > http://www.seemehuman.com/ Specular Theory > http://www.speculartheory.com/ ThingLink > http://demo.thinglink.com/vr-editor. VRgirlsUK is on Twitter at @VRgirlsUK Samantha Kingston is on Twitter as @K_Samantha1. Virtual Umbrella is here http://www.virtualumbrella.marketing/ I mentioned Nonny de la Peña – Her website is here > http://www.immersivejournalism.com/

The resurgence of VR – will this be a reality in 5 years?

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Adult Learning, advisory, Computing at School, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Innovation, Peer to Peer, teachmeet, training, video, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off on The resurgence of VR – will this be a reality in 5 years?

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Excerpt: What you see here, above, is a “Virtual” Conference environment I built in 2009 on the  Second Life platform. It was used regularly and it performed pretty well. The idea was to supply conference facilities for teachers who would come in as Avatars – i.e. people in Virtual personas. The screens could show powerpoints – the giant TVs could show video on-demand.  Wherever you sat in the environment you had a perfect view of the screen or avatar that was talking at any one point. Your avatar could sit in one of those pods and share documents and files with anyone in the “virtual”…

The Purpose of Education? Education Repurposed?

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, blogging, Digital Literacy, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, video, video streaming, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 5 Comments

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Excerpt: I prefer film, edited and unedited, these days, as a medium of communication. When this post comes out there will also be a link to a live streamed debate at the bottom of the page to The Really Free School in Bloomsbury, London on 10th February 2011 where the conversation will continue in other forms. What is the purpose of education? Keri (Facer) asks in the first post of this purpos/ed project: What is the Good Life? (she actually talks about Society but I interpret it like this). What is your vision for the Good Life and how can education help in that…

Open Source 3D Modelling Wiki

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, control, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, informal learning, Innovation, IT support, KS3, LA, Learning Content, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, mobile, mobile learning, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Second Life, training, video, video streaming, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: As the new year starts I thought I would share one of the many Pro Bono projects I am initiating this year. As part of a payback to the educational community for being able to work in the field of innovation I try to recycle any research or resources I come across on the web to do with Open Source software. It struck me some time ago, when working for Open Source Schools, that there was very little information pulling together all allied resources on Open Source or free 3D Modelling/ Graphics software. The use of 3D models, interoperability in this area…

TeachMeet Second Life 2010

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, Digital Media, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, pedagogy, Personalised Learning, Second Life, teachmeet, training, video, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off on TeachMeet Second Life 2010

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Excerpt: This will be the first TeachMeet in Second Life, so, in theory a Global Teachmeet – see the Wiki for instructions. On Friday May 7th at 8pm GMT there is the first Teachmeet in Second Life. This is open to all educators working in Second Life and allied Immersive Worlds from ALL sectors. If you do not know what a “TeachMeet” is then go along to the wiki and watch the video at : http://teachmeet.pbworks.com/TeachMeet-Second-Life A teachmeet is where teachers gather to share good practice – they make 7 or 2 minute presentations. I am quite happy to facilitate the evening and anyone with Machinima,…