Thursday, 3 November 2011

Creating World's with Open University

Sometimes  a very simple implementation of an idea brings home just how powerful that idea is.  There is a well established idea that building and using virtual worlds can be tools in education.  Open University Inspiring Worlds is a fun and easy  to use app which illustrates how we construct a world can help us understand what areas we would like to study and explore.
The simplicity of the tool really illustrates who virtual worlds can help us to find areas of interest.  Inspiring Worlds lets you build your own world.  You can fill this world with various icons and images which you can put in various relationships.  The tool will then analyse what you world says about your areas of interest.

This analyse is not the Facebook analyse were seemingly random links are thrown at you out of almost nowhere.  The two worlds I created really did reflect my own interests in life long learning.  I have taken courses in science, humanities and art, and I have a strong interest in sustainable development.

Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
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