I’m Eric Twardzik, a writer for Gauge magazine. Gauge magazine is an
award-winning publication of Emerson college that focuses on nonfiction and
publishes twice a year.
This semester I am writing an article about the infamous Pokemon glitch, “Missingno.”
In my research I have come across your book “Pikachu’s Global Adventure”, and your writing on the phenomenon of Missingno. I am writing an in-depth story on Missingno and the the glitch interacted with players inside and outside of the game, and I feel like you would be an excellent source to speak to.
If you are interested, please reply to the gmail address that I have provided, firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to speak to you in a brief phone interview for the story.
Thanks for an excellent session at the University of Newcastle NSW Australia today. Your “Class” research is so relevant to student learning today. I have some questions please in relation to your research, links to my research, and the topic of learning in the C21 I’d be interested in hearing your views on. My area of PhD research is the impact and sustainability of collaborative teacher professional learning, with an unexpected emergence of ICT in schools.
Firstly your case “Yusuf” and the dissonance between his home learning and school learning. He is excelling in a commercial curriculum package his family purchased under considerable financial duress, yet he is in a remedial class at school, and you perceived the school may not be aware that he is involved in learning in the home in such a formalised and intense way. There seemed to be no home school link and this is why the ” learner identity doesn’t travel”. Do you have a comment about this?
Secondly, the issue of student motivation, engagement in learning in the classroom, and the increasing importance and prominence of technology in classrooms, individualising learning. My question is about links to high levels of ICT usevin classrooms and improved learning outcomes. Some research suggests the link may not be so clearly defined. Comment please…
Thirdly in the teacher professional learning field, some techno- savvy new teachers, have been known to brand their less ICT competent colleagues as dinosaurs and such, in doing so, decreasing their social capital. However, experienced teachers may have different views in that they value the skills new teachers bring to the profession. I cite Heppell here (Letter to Queensland, 2010) in that he says this unique situation in the teaching profession will only last for another decade and it is a strength as different generations of teachers learn from each other. Do you agree with Stephen Heppell’s perspective and why/ why not?
Lastly, we increasingly face a situation where students know more than teachers about technology and ICT is increasingly a source of cultural capital for students in classrooms as well as student teachers , in high demand in schools for their technology skills. Do you have any thoughts for education systems fighting hard to get on the front foot re ICT implementation, but seemingly slipping further behind, evidenced by the widening gap between students’ ICT skills and knowledge, and that of their teachers, some of whom feel overwhelmed that they can never catch .
Thanks again for a great session today. I look forward to reading your research report.
You look beautiful on your front page.
What a pleasure to Google your name and stumble upon you like this.
You may or may not remember, but you taught me English Literature and Media Studies way back in 1990-1992 at Northumberland Park. Seems like only yesterday!
It would be wonderful to hear from you, so feel free to send me an email whenever the chance comes. I’d be happy to share the story about my career in the film, tv and digital media production industry these past 20 years!
Thanks and kindest regards,
I am a Visual Media Anthropologist currently doing my Masters at Freie University in Berlin.
In essence, my research documents the lifestyles of Digital Makers, specifically looking at themes of play, craft and participative cultures. Which is why I would love to talk with you. This is a long term project and I hope to make it relevant to further researches in this field.
Please contact me on joannasleigh(at)gmail.com
I am doing a project with a tech provider exploring digital skills training opportunities for 25-50 yr olds in the UK. I have been reading the excellent report you wrote for Nominet Trust on digital makers and would like to get in touch. Please can you drop me a line.
Do you have an actual email address? I’d like to invite you to a workshop on “learning on the move” at Vanderbilt University.
One more issue is that video games are typically serious as the name indicated with the principal focus on mastering rather than fun. Although, it has an entertainment aspect to keep your young ones engaged, just about every game is generally designed to work on a specific set of skills or course, such as math concepts or technology. Thanks for your article.
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