James at Lloud

Works and thoughts about digital communication & education

Professional Objectives video

This project emerged from a re-design of my resume which included a clarification of my professional objectives.  Professional objectives have fallen a bit from favor in the modern job hunt but this was something that was very useful in my job hunt and I wanted to create a project that was both a statement and an example.

I wanted to use a variety of tools and include work with virtual learning environments so I chose to perform this as an avatar in Second Life.

How it Was Done

For this project I even made a video describing how it was done:

Need a new word for practitioners in Virtual Environments?

As I was writing the post about Molbio in Second Life, I was considering what category to apply to the discipline of building virtual environments.

I have categories for photography and videography. Is there a corresponding term for the ‘graphy’ or representation of reality in a virtual environment?

Virtu-ography? Virtualography?

In the end I opted for what seems to be the consensual descriptor in learning and education – ‘virtual environments’. But still, the term does not have the simplicity and clarifying sense of a term like¬†videography!

About The Author

James Chris Lloyd

 Learning Technologist
 - Instructional Design
 - Media Production
 - Curricular Analysis
 - Communities of Practice
 - Virtual Environments

"I can make it work."


Favored Quotes

"Early adopters are like indian scouts - they often return with arrows in their backs - just don't take it personally."

"If you can't be handsome you'd better be handy."

"Life is a journey."