Thursday, 18 December 2008

Computer programming as a literacy?

Defining characteristic of web 3.0: the web that everyone can program. If web 2.0 has democratised the ability to publish to the web, will web 3.0 make the tools for programming the web equally accessible? This commentator thinks so. Marc Prensky - typically provocative - says computer programming is the next literacy.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

PS3 and game development

I have just seen one of the best game development tools around and its on a PS3, Little Big Planet, you develop the game and levels for people to try out. I imagine this could be a great way of introducing students to game design and storyboarding and development. I want one. Wonder if I can get school to get one, we have an xbox360 and a wii already, why not cap it off with a PS3