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About: I'm currently working towards the PhD in Educational Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at CSALT, Lancaster University, and I also teach on the Computer Games suite of courses in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield.

When I started the PhD I was intending to look at the use of games technology and immersive virtual environments in HE, but it seems that PhD topics have a habit of wandering all over the place before they arrive at any kind of destination, and at the moment I'm writing a paper on anarchism and education.

Job title or role title PhD Student, Educational Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, Senior Lecturer

Interests Games, Computer Games, 3D Games, Level Design, Games Design, Games Programming, Web Programming, Virtual Worlds, Philosophy, Anarchist Education, Cybernetics, Techy Stuff! :)

What topics are on your radar? 3D VLEs, Games, Distance Teaching/Learning, Immersive VR, Cybernetics, Anarchism, Web 0.2!

What topics are you an expert in? Expert, huh? Hmmm, not sure if I'd stick my neck out that far, but I'll happily bend your ear over a coffee on topics such as 3D Level Development, Computer Games Design and Programming

14 September 2009

Added Sue Folley (met)


10 September 2009

Added Alex Moseley (met), Dave White (met), and Nicola Whitton (met)


9 September 2009

Philip Tubman - Hi, good to meet you earlier today ... catch you again in Connect or on campus sometime.

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Added Kathryn Trinder (met), Kate Boardman (met), Jim Hensman (met), and Philip Tubman (friend)


8 September 2009

Added Michael Vallance (met)


7 September 2009

Added Maria Zenios (friend) and Peter Ruthven-Stuart (friend)


31 August 2009

Added Lesley Gourlay (want-to-meet)


30 August 2009

Added Steven Warburton (want-to-meet)


Signed up to attend Visual redesign, Simulation demonstrations


29 August 2009

Added Daniel Livingstone (want-to-meet)


26 August 2009

Added Gilly Salmon (want-to-meet) and Liz Bennett (want-to-meet)


25 August 2009

Timos Almpanis - Hi Timos! See you in Manchester on the Tuesday morning! :) James

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Added Timos Almpanis (friend)


James's Network

Sue Folley
Sue Folley (mutual) met
Nicola Whitton
Nicola Whitton (mutual) met
Dave White
Dave White (mutual) met
Philip Tubman
Philip Tubman (mutual) friend
Jim Hensman
Jim Hensman (mutual) met


Kathryn Trinder:

Hi James! Happy to meet up. Anarchism & Education? You're doing some interestng sounding stuff. :)