Monthly Featured Interviews and Machinima
In this series, we feature experts in creating machinima for language teaching purposes and filming experts who see the potential in machinima production for educational purposes.
After our summer break, we continue with our next featured guests of the month.
October 2016: Conversation with John E. Lester Part I
I am happy to introduce John Lester, known as Pathfinder in virtual worlds. John works as a Software Designer, Product Manager, and Community Developer inMontreal, Québec, Canada. His background is in neuroscience research, and he has developed a deep interest in how to enhance education and collaboration through the development of successful online communities. From 2005-2010 John worked at Linden Lab where he led the development of the education and healthcare markets for the Second Life platform. He also worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, creating online medical education systems and patient support communities. His special interests are Community Development, Semantic Technologies, Unstructured Data Analytics, Online Communities, Immersive and Collaborative Learning, Artificial Life, Augmented Reality and Multiuser 3D Virtual Worlds.
This is the first part of a fascinating conversation with John, which will be continued in November.
Enjoy the interview!
Conversation with Teresa MacKinnon
May/ June 2016
Conversation with Jens Kjaer Olsen
Conversation with Helena Galani
Conversation with Yağmur Damla Aslan, Tugay Elmas and Nelida Nita
Conversation with Eva Adamcova
Gespräch mit Dr. Ellinor Haase
Conversation with Alicja Bomirska
Daredevil Dave’s Dream, a machinima she used in her classes.
Two of Alicja’s students are allowing us to share their work: Daredevil Dave’s Dream and Dave’s Dream
Conversation with Ann Nowak
Conversation with Patrick de Boer
Conversation with Ton Koenraad
Gespräch mit Sandra Gasber
Conversation with Carol Rainbow
Conversation with Stephanie Wössner
Conversation with Hanna Outakoski
Conversation with Heike Philp
Conversation with Dr Tuncer Can
Conversation with Anabel Nowak
Conversation with Luisa Panichi
Conversation with Edith Paillat
Conversation with Helen Myers
Conversation with Chantal Harvey
Conversation with Professor Liz Falconer
Conversation with Dennis Newson
Conversation with Bernhard Drax