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Re: Professional Development Seminars---(MOO resources)

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Clair/Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 06:12:17 -0500


> From: Ann Wilschke <awilschk.us>
> Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 22:41:33 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: Professional Development Seminars
>
> I am interested in the seminars you are planning. I am currently taking
> telecommunications for teachers and surfing the web for art. We are
> assigned to do some reviews of research articles that cover how
> students learn using technology. I hear that this is a very difficult
> subject to find. I am wondering if you are aware of any research like
> this. It would seem that there should be some going on to justify all we

> are doing with technology in education. Our professor would especially
> like us to find references to research on the web, NOT in a library.
> Please let me know if you know of any such studies.
> Ann Wilschke

Ann, I have been taking a class from the University des Saarlands on
on-line learning. My most recent research has been on educational uses of
MOOs ( an offshoot of the old dungeon and dragons games).
I've put together a brief bibliography of some of the more interesting
sites, so will include it below. I've starred some of those with more
research included.

Now a question of my own--is anyone using this kind of technology for art
learning? so far MOO's mostly use Telnet and are strictly text based, but
some are beginning to use graphical and/or Java based interfaces which will
work with web-type pages etc.. I think there is an exciting opportunity
waiting here--has anyone given it a thought?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MOO resources

Teacher Professional Development Institute
http://www.tappedin.sri.com/
http://moo.tappedin.sri.com:8000/ (web interface)

"TAPPED IN is a technology called a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE)
that enables people anywhere to engage in real-time (synchronous)
collaboration, send email, post to bulletin boards and listservs
(asynchronously), and browse Websites collaboratively all in a single
on-line venue. "
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*MOO Research Archive
research papers and links
http://www.actlab.utexas.edu/~smack/moo.html

*The Lost Library of MOO
http://lucien.sims.berkeley.edu/moo.html
long list of tutorials, research papers and links

*MOO Central
Educational uses of Moos; links
http://lucien.sims.berkeley.edu/moo.html

tkMOO-light
example of a graphical browser
http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/User/Andrew.Wilson/tkMOO-light/

*ExploreNet Home Page
http://longwood.cs.ucf.edu/ExploreNet/

*Athena University
http://www.athena.edu/connect.html

SchMOOze
http://spot.colorado.edu/~youngerg/how2moo.html

*Educational MOOs and Tools (article)
http://tecfa.unige.ch/edu-comp/DUJVRE/vol1/no1/education_MOOs.text

Borderlands MOO space
http://actlab.rtf.utexas.edu/~moboid/mooweb.html

*Use of MOOs in English Language Arts
http://hugse1.harvard.edu/~groganda/t512/moomenu.htm

*Virtual Academy Educational Model
http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~ExploreNet/papers/VA.EdModel0795.html

Winkler's Web Gate
http://www.iquest.net/~rwinkler/

*Moose Crossing (thesis)
http://asb.www.media.mit.edu/people/asb/thesis/index.html

*The Purpose of MOOs (research paper)
http://cinemaspace.berkeley.edu/~rachel/moo.htm

MOOring (web page links)
http://www.newdream.net/~scully/moo/

Gurk's MOO Gate
http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/a/asdamick/www/moo.html