14.0193 new book: High Wired (on MOOs)

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 193.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 09:58:59 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: (short review)_High Wired_: On the Design, and Theory of
    Educational MOOs

    Greetings scholars,

    Hi......you might be interested in --Cynthia Haynes and Jan Rune
    Holmevik, edited a book "_High Wired_: On the Design, and Theory of
    Educational MOOs" --the foreword is written by Sherry Turkle (known as
    Margaret Mead of Cyberspace) --published my "The University of Michigan
    Press" (1998) The book is an indispensable guide to the technical,
    pedagogical, and theoretical aspects of educational MOOs (Multiple-user,
    Object Oriented environments). It contains essays by scholars such as, Amy
    Bruckman, Cynthia Haynes, Pavel Curtis, Eric Crump, Juli Burk, Beth Kolko,
    Jan Rune Holmevik, Michael Joyce; the writers have expressed several
    aspects of MOO, its concepts and contexts, How to use and administer MOO,
    educational & professional use of MOOs and MOO meditations. It is a
    comprehensive treatment of the MOOs, for the benefit of teachers, students
    and researchers. This publication can be used as textbook, a reference
    book and a handbook. MOOs can be used as online writing centers,
    electronic classrooms, netbased collborative environments, and even
    complete cyberspace campuses. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK, for the net-based
    communities and academia, who are interested in the Internet-based
    communities and who are doing research in the net-based collaborative

    The MOO database called High Wired enCore can be found at

    The URL for Lingua MOO is (http://lingua.utdallas.edu/)
    Another guide-book for students related to MOOs, (textbook) "MOOniversity: A
    Student's Guide to Online Learning Environments" by Cynthia Haynes and
    Jan Rune Holmevik can be located on the above website.

    Thank you!
    Best Regards
    Arun Tripathi

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