Friday, 26 November 2010

Creative Learning with Serious Games

The latest issue of International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning is on "Creative Learning with Serious Games".

Here are the contents:
Creative Learning with Serious Games (Aristides Protopsaltis, Lucia Pannese, Sonja Hetzner, Dimitra Pappa, Sara De Freitas)

Emotions in Serious Games: From Experience to Assessment (Luigi Anolli, Fabrizia Mantovani, Linda Confalonieri, Antonio Ascolese, L.Peveri)

The Character of Successful Trainings with Serious Games (Till Becker)

Towards a Framework for Learning in the OSMA Serious Game Engine(Tanguy Coenen, Evelyn Cloosen, Veerle Van der Sluys, Frederik Smolders)

Designing Effective Serious Games: Opportunities and Challenges for Research (Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria)

The Use of Competition and Creativity as Key Driver to Promote Scientific Culture among Students (Alberto Colorni, Susanna Sancassani, Simona Azzali, Nicola Padovani,
Alessandra Tomasini)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

It took more than courage to drive like this...

Amazing U-turn...

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Green School

A report from ABC (an Australia broadcaster) here.

A talk on TED:

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Free energy

A basic principle in Physics, at least in the realm of our everyday size, energy is conserved. That means that perpetual machine is an impossibility. However, here are two videos on youTube which claims to produce free energy with over millions of views.

Power is not just voltage. Power is voltage times current. By increasing the number of turns in the rotor, we can get a higher induced e.m.f, ie voltage. But once a load is applied, there will be a current and the current will generate a force to oppose the motion and hence stopping the rotor. So far, no one has just demonstrably show a perpetual machine, not to mention extracting additional energy out of the machine.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Changing Education Paradigms