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We have to play Wii.  We have to see some similarities among the games with regards to the manipulation of the game area, and the controls.  We have to see if there is some sort of standard that we have to incorporate with the games we are designing.

However, we do not have the console.  It is also difficult to download an emulator.  Some sites which offer one require a Core 2 Duo processor and a 2 GB of RAM.  Other sites argue that there is no such thing as Wii emulator, even for Windows.  So I think, we have to borrow from someone, instead… Or rent?  Also, working in the lab, some sites are forbidden so that even videos of persons playing with Wii cannot be viewed.  We can something about this one, though.  One of us has internet access at home so he can watch the videos himself and share with us what they contain.  Or we can just visit an internet café.

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Written by Angelica Gomez

August 27, 2009 at 2:21 am

On Reusable Classes

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Reusable classes are useful in such a way that they lessen the development time. They are also more dependable because bugs and flaws may be revealed in the initial use, which are then fixed, thus reducing the number of failures the next time they are reused (Sommerville, 2004).

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Written by aubreygraze

August 27, 2009 at 1:44 am

RRL#2 Game-Based Learning

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Game-based learning or GBL refers to the different kinds of software applications that use games for learning and educational purposes. If used effectively and in a coherent and relevant way, can support both the option of more choice for how the learner can learn as well as offering the potential for personalizing  the learning experience. Moreover, it also offers a way of integrating a range of different learning tools into a more coherent view of learning from the learner’s perspective.  However, it relies upon two factors: readiness of the learner to adapt to a new learning tool and the correct level of institutional support.
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Written by manica dimaiwat

August 27, 2009 at 12:15 am

RRL#1 Understanding Your Learning Styles

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Each one of us has different learning styles and learns through different means. Learning style is define as the variations in your ability to accumulate as well as assimilate information. Simply, it is the method that best allows us to gather and use the knowledge in a specific manner. It is categorized into three namely, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. An individual may possess a single or a combination of these learning styles. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by manica dimaiwat

August 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Comments

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These are some of the comments we received during our demo last Monday, August 24, 2009.

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Written by Angelica Gomez

August 26, 2009 at 9:04 am

Social Software as a Tool for Informal Learning

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This is the title of the literature by Kahnwald that I am reading right now. It talks about some definitions of formal, non-formal, informal learning and some Web 2.0 collaborations of informal learning.

It gives good reasons on why informal learning and Web 2.0 should be used aside from mainstream learning, but it’s not enough to use it OVER formal learning.

Think about it, formalizing informal learning would be ironic. If informal learning is formalized, the essence of “informal”-ity of informal learning would be compromised.

Written by Paolo Sy

August 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

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It’s Funny…

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It’s funny how my partner and I are ecstatic in developing the thesis — we give suggestions, we want the app to be this, that. We think of virtually anything — even the impossible — to make our thesis kick-a**.

But we both hate the writing part.

Written by Paolo Sy

August 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

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