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Edutainment

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience
Edutainment.

There, I said it. Education and entertainment and gaming
are converging. No body really "likes" the term although
everyone says learning should be fun.

I just got off the phone with victor from the digital Hollywood group about the university project. This is going to be a really interesting discussion and event. Santa Monica Beach in late September. Yeah,
I think I can make that. Too cool to qualify.

Yesterday, I gave a talk at the webct Canadian user group meeting here at the university of Alberta. Great place, wonderful people and a steak that can’t be beat.

The talk was basically about the need for involvement from an increasing community of contributors in the content space and the new technologies on the web that are becoming more important to each in their work. It’s not only faculty and students, let’s welcome broadcasters, museums, science centers, publishers and artists into the discussion about what learning is and how the network can help.

Here’s the link for anyone interested to meet up at the event:

http://www.digitalhollywood.com/UniversityProject05Fall.html
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Comments ( 1 )
  • Chris Heidelberg Friday, June 24, 2005
    I recently created a blog as part of my dissertation. I will look it up and give you my url. My dissertation topic is " Edutainment & Convergence:
    How entertainment techniques can be utilized in higher education?" I am conducting a qualitative study that will consist of me interviewing entertainment professionals rather than educators.
    What is interesting is that I am a filmmaker, writer, producer by trade, and I switched to study higher education because of its potential with gaming and convergence. We need to keep in touch. I'm in the Baltimore/Washington area and have been researching this area since the fall of 2001 when I began studying for my masters on the subject on convergence. As a PhD student who is coming to the end I can really see the long view on this subject.
    Chris
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