Archive for December, 2010

1st runner-up in the international Edublog Awards ‘Best Educational use of a Virtual World’

December 16, 2010

Firstrunnerup_useofavirtualnetwork We at Daynuv are delighted and honoured that MissionV – our collaboration with GiftedKids.ie – has been announced 1st runner up in the international Edublog Awards in the category ‘Best Educational use of a Virtual World‘.

And to top off an amazing day we were also informed by SocialMedia.net that their blog post (and video) featuring MissionV was the 6th most popular of 2010.

Christmas has come early at camp Daynuv 🙂

Visual impairment is no impairment at Tipperary Institute

December 7, 2010

Kanchi founder Caroline Casey is visually impaired to the degree that she is legally blind. My first time meeting her was when she delivered one of the most inspiring talks I've ever heard a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland gathering in 2009. Through the Ability Awards and Caroline's growing network of over 100 Ability Businesses, Kanchi has changed the perception of disability.

As such I'm sure she'd be thrilled to know what educators at Tipperary Institute are doing. Bernie Goldbach writes

"Oki Yusef is legally blind. But that hasn't stopped him from learning how to use an iPad in mainstream third level education at Tipperary Institute. I'm following his remarkable progress as he completes a major research paper on learning with the iPad. He's showing me things I wouldn't normally see and he likes some of my online favourites like Audioboo. Watching him in this applied research setting is one of the most uplifting experiences in my life."

Visit Bernie's blog to see video of Oki using the iPad and to hear audio of his first impressions.

Please vote for us in the Edublog Awards 2010

December 6, 2010

Nominated_useofavirtualnetwork We (Daynuv) are honoured to have been shortlisted for the Edublog Awards 2010 under the category 'Best Educational use of a Virtual World 2010', for MissionV – our collaboration with GiftedKids.ie. And we'd really appreciate your vote if you can spare a few seconds. 

 

Audio interviews with Limerick entrepreneurs

December 3, 2010

I had to take a rain check on the last Limerick OpenCoffee Club of 2010 yesterday, unfortunately, because I was delivering a webinar on Virtual Worlds for Education on behalf of Daynuv. But I'm delighted to see that Kehlan Kirwan, editor of FocuSME Business Magazine, recorded a few interviews at the event with attending entrepreneurs. Embedded below is Kehlan's chat with David Quaid of Primary Position and you can hear the others on his Audioboo account.

http://boos.audioboo.fm/swf/fullsize_player.swf