Welcome to the E1n1verse, Michelle A. Hoyle’s research and teaching blog. As of October 2008, the E1n1verse is with extra EdTech goodnesss as I migrated from information retrieval for the web to examining metaphors and game design in World of Warcraft (WoW) that motivate people to learn and to work. I am especially interested in social knowledge construction, persistence, and constructing communities of practice. I research motivation and these ideas in World of Warcraft, examining how they can be transferred into online distance education practices.
I am London-based, currently working as a course author/course chair at the Open University (UK) in the Web Apps Development short courses and as an associate lecturer for other computing, technology, and educational (postgraduate) courses while doing a part-time Ph.D. in the Interactive Systems group in Informatics at the University of Sussex.
You can get in touch with me using MailEin AT eingang DOT org.
I have several other sites:
- WoW: Learning – my Ph.D. research project on learning and communities of practice formation in World of Warcraft.
- H810: Accessibility Ahead – ramblings around the OU’s postgraduate course in e-learning and accessibility where I’m an associate lecturer.
- Ein Zwei: Even More Ein – personal blog.
- More about me from my original early 1990′s website at Michelle’s Mind.