Track: Machinima Presentation

Title Digital Storytelling Using Virtual World Technology: The Making of Machinima
Author(s): Marlene Brooks; Cathy Wicks
Date Thursday, March 17 19:00
Location: North 1
Abstract Distance Education and Learning Technology (DELT) Memorial University in partnership with the Miawpukek Conne River First Nations and Cupids 400 Year Celebration Committee embarked upon the creation of machinima for use in educational environments.  The projects' outcomes include a 53 minute machinima of the Muinji'j Becomes a Man story and 18 minute machinima that represents the story of John Guy and the tradesmen who established the 1610 first English speaking settlement in Canada. Each machinima was divided into sections that educators in the K-12 and university could use The purpose for developing machinima for educational environments, pre-planning, execution and distribution stages, and use of avatar and bots will be highlighted in this presentation. Lessons learned, benefits and challenges will be discussed.
Bio(s): Marlene Brooks: Marlene Brooks is an Adult Educator, Senior Instructional Designer, and Second Life Project/Course Lead responsible for the implementation of Second Life virtual world technology at Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT), Memorial University.
Cathy Wicks: Cathy Wicks graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick. She is an Assistant Instructional Designer for Distance Education and Learning and Technologies (DELT) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Prior to joining DELT, Cathy has worked in the field of e-learning as a senior developer/programmer and production manager.  

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