Dublin Comic Con 2015: My Experience

I enjoy going to Dublin every now and then for a day trip, I always make sure one of these trips is to the Comic Con convention. I have been going to these conventions for three years now and I always have a blast when ever I attend this year being no exception.

The Comic Con in Dublin is one of few events of its kind held in Ireland. Last year and the year before it was held in Swords near the airport in Dublin. To get to Swords me and my friends would have to take a four hour bus trip followed by a 1 hour walk to get to the convention. This time the convention was held in the convention centre near the center of Dublin city by the river, this location was much easier to access than swords and it catered for more people.

The story of the day of my attendance begins with a alarm not going off and a slice of toast followed by many a trip by train. As we got off the train we walked the streets of Dublin by the river until we saw a some Doctor Who’s and daft punk confirming that we where close to our destination. As we approached the convention centre people became more numerous and where in amazing costumes.

The sight of the the convention centre was immense as it was a large building. The sight of the building was more exiting with the numerous amount of people outside socializing, dressed up and taking photos. The line to get in wasn’t that long and only took about 5 minutes to get through as the staff where very organised. We had to go in a side door to access the building as the front door can only be used by people with bands on who have given a ticket.

When inside there was a atmosphere of excitement as me and my friend’s roamed the ground floor which was filled with other attendees and many various stands, props and sets. The stands included those that distributed comic books where I bought myself a couple of issues of “Hawkeye Vs Deadpool” which I couldn’t find at my local comic store near home. I looked for other comics such as issues six to twelve of “The New 52” story “Futures End” but failed to find it.

In other stands the many interesting items such as clothing, bags, action figures and decorations. I got myself a couple of posters at this one stand so that was that. As I went along the ground floor I saw many set and displays which featured props, people in costume and photo opportunities. One of the sets was a recreation of a futuristic door from a video game series known as fallout a friend of mine who had been playing the game that week should get a photo with it. The where many interesting sets like it on the ground floor which included a zombie cage with actual people dressed as zombies and a set featuring people dressed the Predator from the film series.

On the second floor of the convention there where stands for local artist who where showing off and selling their works. The artist had some great talent as their work was indeed amazing. Among the stands where books as well which were being promoted by the authors who wrote them. I got to talk to these pair of authors who where promoting their book “Cult Fiction”. The two authors seemed very passionate about their book and I have just been after reading “Battle Royale” a few days before so I got a copy of their book cause the story seemed interesting.

On the same floor where the guest of Comic Con which included actors and various comic writers and artist. The year before when I went to the convention in swords I took two hours to get through a line to meet a guess. This years convention was so organised that I had to only wait twenty minutes in a line to see Michael Rooker who would of been the most busy of the guest at the convention for playing a role in “The Walking Dead” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Rooker was a very cool person to meet as I am a major fan of “The Walking Dead”. I wanted to meet the other guest such as Billy West but by the time me and my friends came back from lunch most of them where at photo opportunities or in the hall giving a Q&A.

I also attended the “End Of The World Carnival” at the convention which was held in support of Child-Line. I didn’t participate in many of the games only the raffle but I thought what they had done with it was amazing none the less. Near the end of the convention I did some last minuter shopping on the ground floor for two relatives and witnessed a portion of the Cosplay competition. There where many amazing hand made costumes but the best where in my opinion this one lad dressed as batman from the the Nolan trilogy and this one Guy dressed as Yondu from “Gaurdians Of The Galaxy” where the winners in my opinion. I love to see how things can be topped next years convention.

Ant Man: Movie Review

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I walked into Ant-Man blind by not watching the trailers and such that could spoil potential things in the film for me. Now I expected since the concept of the film was a human turning very tiny I was expecting to not enjoy Ant-Man because the films concept has been done in many movies before it in the past fifteen years. Films where humans become extremely tiny tend to have very cheesy effects and an equally cheesy story that makes me not want to watch the film anymore and watch something else. Ant-Man compared to those films is a breath of fresh air after a long day stuck in a classroom.

Ant-Mans story is a combination of the superhero movie with a heist movie where a cat burglar named Scott Lang must work with a man named Dr. Hang Pym to pull off heist that can save the world. The film plays through like your average heist film where you have your main characters doing some actions to prepare for the main job. The usual heist films have stuff like sneaking into casinos however in Ant Man scenarios of a more superhero nature are presented. This made the film interesting and fun to watch and got the audience pumped for grand finally the heist itself.

The acting by the cast in Ant Man was well done with the best performances by Paul Rudd who played Scott and the other best performance by Micheal Douglas who played Dr. Hang Pym. Scott Lang compared to other characters in other Marvel movies is really average, what made the character more interesting was how witty the character was and how he was introduced as a man who wants to care for his family. Dr. Hang Pym is that one character who can be poisonous but in a good way as every rude remark he has with someone can get a chuckle out of the audience.

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The special effects and the use of CGI in the film are among the best I have seen from a film in so long. The effects don’t take away any realism from the film. There are ants inserted as special effects in the film but they are very well animated and don’t look like plastic which can be expected. The budget on special effects for the film appears to have been used wisely.

Ant-Man is one of Marvels characters and so there are reference to many other marvel films especially Avengers Age Of Ultron. If you are Marvel fan you would really enjoy Ant Man as there is a lot of jokes in the film that reference other Marvel movies like Ultron.

Ant-Man is very appealing as it feels like a really new film in a time where many studios decide to make sequels or reboots rather than create new story’s. I would give Ant Man a nine out of ten rating for feeling fresh and making a superhero that is minor in marvel comics a major hero for the big screen.

Mad Max Fury Road: movie review

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I went to see Mad Max Fury Road at a local cinema a few days ago with no experience of watching a Mad Max film before. With that I still enjoyed the film as an action movie and it has been talked a lot about since its release. This film fits the apocalypse traits with settings of harsh environments, gun totting psychos and suited up vehicles that are famous for the Mad Max universe.

The movie story starts off with main character max in a prison run by a group of scavengers and a tyrant. A convoy is sent across a dessert to get fuel. One truck driven my the lead female character Mysteriosa drives away and the film because a all out chase scene. The majority of the movie is action rather then character development, Mad Max for example doesn’t talk much throughout the film and is mostly silent but the fans are expected to already know his backstory. Mysteriosa is more the central character and Max is the fan favorite bad ass he is expected to be.

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The action scenes are very interesting and fast paced car chase moments. The cars in the movie are literally designed to look as dangerous as possible. One of the vehicles which was a beetle  covered in spikes looked like a roaming death trap while the trucks where heavily armored as if they where facing tanks. The cars were intense but in a majority of the film they where falling like flies to their own engines exploding as a result of bullets and bombs that had a longer script then the actors. The action scenes where really well done and you would have to give credit to the people doing stunts in this movie as they must have been dealing with a lot of moving vehicles.

Mad Max is a good action movie but it lacks in completely fleshing out its two main characters, however if you did come for the action moments like I did you will be real pleased. I haven’t watched many new action movies in the past few years that really appeal to me or be memorable. Mad Max’s chase scenes are really strong and feels like watching a performer doing stunts on the street. Apart from the avengers there have not been any good movies out this year so if you are looking for something till to keep you amused I would recommend the new Mad Max film.

Using Reclaim Hosting and Drupal: Deploying a Tool

www Recently I have claimed a Domain on Reclaim Hosting and was told deploy one of the many apps available to a domain owner. The App I choose was Drupal which I spent some hours on after deploying. Firstly what is Reclaim Hosting and what is Drupal, Reclaim Hosting is basically buying a name for a website and having a server to function as that website in another part of the world. The need for this is if you have problems getting a server to run your website. The reclaim hosting provides its users with Apps, which use the server you are renting to manage files that are possible webpages and content you want public and this is where Drupal comes in.

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Drupal is a content management app according to Reclaim Hosting, the purpose of Drupal is to allow its users to create great web pages and publish content. It can also function as a blog like WordPress. Why I choose Drupal is due to it being recommended to me and it had blogging features that I was interested in. In my research into Drupal I found it is not the most popular app due to the difficulty of making web pages with it, I like a challenge when it comes to software for making projects such as webpages and offers a lot of options. Now I want to discuss my experience with Drupal which was a lot of hard work to achieve what I would call a small time blog. To Deploy Drupal I had to install it by going to the c-panel of reclaim hosting, find my app which was Drupal and install it on my server in reclaim hosting. The first thing I did with Drupal was choosing a Theme for my Drupal site. The Theme I wanted to use for my Drupal page was called the BlueMasters Theme which is a very clean styled theme. What made me want to use the theme was that it is made to be very responsive and adaptable for phones and tablets. I had lots of friends who prefer using a phone to using a computer to browse the web so I don’t want them to leave my site right after visiting it because it has performance issues on their phones. There was a bit of frustration with putting the theme into my server for reclaim hosting so I had to download the files for the theme and upload them to my Drupal themes folder. I opened up the public HTML in reclaim hosting and put the BlueMaster theme into a themes folder for Drupal. When I got the theme working on my site it held some stuff from the developer’s version of the same theme you can find on Drupal. I wanted to change the some items in the Javascript of the theme to make it more personalised. This included changing some words and text the developer of the theme left behind. internet collective Since I was using a reclaim hosting server as a Public HTML I was restricted to changing the code of the theme. This is my major problem with using reclaim hosting which is that it’s very frustrating to change the code of files. This was problem when I wanted to personalise features of the theme such as a slide show that would be displayed. In the end I had to remove these features of the theme and kept the ones I can personalise. Next stage of my Drupal page was to make a post and develop the main page. The article was easy to make but having it show up on my main page was really challenging. I had to create a thing for the main page known as a block and used HTML code to write what would be in my block. In the case of my site I have three blocks on the main page, one for my most recent article which includes and image and a link written in HTML and two other blocks which is a list of links to articles and a block that displays comments. When making the blocks I got involved with various technical problems I had with Drupal that made me very frustrated.

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With all that and some minor tweaks I managed to make a nice site which is http://ryanmurphyhosting.com/ . How this will help me in the future is that I can work on my skills with Drupal more to make a better site. Companies hire people who know how to use Drupal to make web pages, if I improved my skills further at some point I can be hired to make a page using Drupal. These companies would be the like of small businesses such as shops and businesses that don’t specialise in working with computers. I will say one thing about Drupal is that it is not for everybody since it is a lot of tedious work to get things going. I talked a lot about how it took me ages to get a working theme for my Drupal site that suited me but that was not the only area I struggled in. I was able to cope with those struggles because I had some knowledge of how to use Drupal I wouldn’t recommend Drupal to people who don’t know much about technology as Drupal is tough to use especially with reclaim hosting. The people who would get the best out of Drupal would be the people who know how to use it to make a site and the businesses that are looking for a way to advertise their company online.

Battlefield Hardline Multiplayer: Yah its fun

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My Brother recently got Battlefield Hardline for the PS4 and I had a few goes of the multiplayer for myself. I can confirm its not the mess that was Battlefield 4 over a year ago. BattleField Hardline is a battlefield game where you are playing cops and robbers instead of soldiers and it manages to still be a Micheal Bay movie in multiplayer.

So what makes it good includes the return of some the levolutions which made a change to the environment of the battlefield. However unlike Battlefield 4 I haven’t found a levolution that is really crazy like an entire skyscraper falling down. The gameplay is smooth and even during levolutions does not suffer extreme problems like in the last battlefield game at launch. Thanks to the smoothness of the gameplay gun fights and driving are more enjoyable and allow anybody to play effectively.

The amount of weapons is amazing for a cop game you have all types of rifles, sub-guns, pistols, snipers and even projectiles to make things interesting. Included with your arsenal is grapple hooks to allow you to climb buildings and the like to give you and advantage.

In playing a game online I feel like I had a lot of fun but some things disagree with me like a few maps which tend to be boring in my opinion compared to the maps that are cities. Most of the modes for the game are great while others can be a tad boring but most of the new modes are actually interesting and I would like to see them in Battlefield 5 if it ever comes out.

Using Tools To Visualise Stories.

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I was asked to look up some text visualisation tools and give my opinions on how effective they are on analysing and visualising a text. I went over three different tools and I will give my opinion on each starting with Voyant.

Voyant more for analysis than visualising text as a tool as it does not give us an idea of what the story is by looking at the results of using Voyant. How Voyant works is that you input the text you want analysed into a text box. The text then gets analysed based on the words on the text and number of times the words pops up in the text. An image is created that is supposed to be the visualisation aspect of Voyant and here was my first result in a text I analysed after changing some settings.

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The text you see analysed is a story arc in graphic novel I read called “the walking dead” and the second is for a book known as “metamorphosis”. The Handy thing about Voyant is that it tells us the things we expect to find in the story if we do read it such as the main characters names and such. Its big disadvantage in terms of visualisation is that you don’t know how the story begins and ends as you get more of what is in the middle. It also can miss vital things such as the main character being turned into a bug in “Metamorphosis”.

The second tool I used was Many Eyes which I didn’t like it as I faced too many frustrations when putting in a text. My problem with many eyes is that it is not for visualising big text such as books or novels that can be over a thousand to twenty thousand words long. It is more of a tool for analysing and visualising text such as speeches which are not as long as a book.

I tried using two massive texts in Many Eyes at separate times which resulted Many Eyes having script errors on me or causing extremely long load times on the site. When I did get something to work I found many of the templates were preferably for stat type data as many templates where the like of bar charts, pie charts and such. I also tried using a speech by Winston Churchill in Many Eyes but I still had technical problems. I would have given Many Eyes more of a try but I spent 3 hours on it without getting results only errors and issues with the site.

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I also used StoryMap JS which is a timeline type tool that helps visualise a story so I decided to visualise The Walking Dead All Out War arc I put into Voyant. I actually enjoyed StoryMap JS because I got to be very creative in using it and I knew the story I was visualising well. I also liked how easy it was to use the interface for StoryMap JS as I could make changes quickly and easily. One problem with StoryMap JS is that unless you know the text your visualising well you will not be able to use it well as everything in StoryMap JS requires user input.

I think with StoryMap JS you can visualise a story well based on your knowledge of the text and use of a map to tell the location of a certain part of your story makes looking at the visualisation more interesting. I also like how you can set up images that make presentation on your storymap nice and professional. I actually really liked using StoryMap JS for visualizing text and I would like to use it again in the future to make other nice visualizations.

The following link leads to my Storymap:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/1d95300fb1bcba7f75781fbc44cb78e5/test/index.html

Evolve: Game Review

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I never play many games where hunting is an objective but Evolve was one that I had a lot of interest in and decided to try out on the week it came out. Evolve is a alien hunting game where four players on one team are tasked with hunting down a very powerful monster controlled by another player.

Even though the game is multiplayer only the game does have its own story which can be seen in the extraction mode for the game. The game is set on an alien world where colonist are forced to evacuate due to the presence of carnivorous monsters that are threatening to wipe out the colonist. In the week of the evacuation a crew of twelve hunters are tasked with fighting the monster as the colonist evacuate.

The game play for the game is really fun and feels like your our on the hunt when the game begins if you are the human. As the monster you have to devour other creatures in order to increase your strength and ability’s in order to defeat the hunters and wipe out the colonist base. My favorite thing about this game is the number of classes you can pick from both the hunters and the monster.

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There are four types of hunters you can play as which are assault who does damage, support who provides defenses and offensives , medic who heals others and trapper who literally traps the monster. For each type of hunter there are 3 characters each with there own types of weapons and gadgets. Along with the Hunters you can play as the monsters who have there unique ability’s.

There are 3 monsters that can be played as in the game the Goliath who is a walking tank that has immense strength and can breath fire. The Kraken who is a flying creature that is capable of electrical attacks and the Wraith which is a creature both me and my brother who have played the game have failed to beat. The wraith has very unique ability’s based on speed and tricks that make it a deadly opponent. The monster has to consume creatures as an objective so it can evolve into a stronger version of the monster. These are known as stages and there are only three and first stage as the monster is usually the hardest to play as.

The game Performs well with good graphics and no frame rate drops that are noticeable on my PC. When finding a game it can take about a minute or two to find a group of players to play with. The worst thing about the game is that the hunters can easily find the monster within the first one or two minutes into the game. If the player who is the monster has not gotten strong enough in the game the hunters can easily win.

My opinion on evolve is that it is a good shooter with some good mechanics and some enjoyable classes. I would rate the game a eight out of ten because it is really good but the difficulty presented by some overpowered elements in the game make it extremely aggressive for both the hunters and the hunted.

Tool Review: Open Street Map

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I was asked recently to use a service named open street map and explore its Pros and Cons. Firstly before I discuss the Pros and Cons of open street map I will have to explain what it is and I want to describe my own use of the tool.

Open Street Map is a website that provides a world map that all users can edit to create the most accurate map possible. The users will need to gather information about the area they are mapping from roads, forest and even certain buildings. Users can enter any details they want to enter into the map and change anything already entered they believe is wrong.

Users are the only ones who can change the map but non-users can view the open street map as they wish. This is the purpose of open street map which is to provide everybody the most accurate world map possible. As of now the nearly the whole entire map has been filled in and this has effect on my own experience with street map.

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When I downloaded street map I first tried to find a place in my own country to map only to realise that all the roads and most of the buildings have been mapped. Then I decided to look for places that were likely very far from society. I actually tried to map Chernobyl where the place itself and surrounding areas where abandoned and not well known to many people. I found out that the whole place was mapped too and someone even managed to map the radiation pockets.

I checked out many places that where likely not to be mapped but it was proving difficult. I wonder could I change a mistake in the map but everything seemed perfect. I checked my hometown to see if there was anything I could change there. In the area I live there is this old building that used to be a piggery that has been shut down ever since I remember. The building was not highlighted and the route from the town to it was not marked on the map.

I marked the road leading to the piggery on the map then followed with highlighting the piggery as an industrial building with the title “derelict piggery”.  As soon as I made these changes I had the road removed by another user but the not the building.

My Pros with using Open Street map is it is easy to view the map weather you are a user or non-user. The tools to edit the map which is referred to as IDEditor is very simple to use and allows changes to map to be quick and accurate. The map also in terms of accuracy is very accurate to the users who would need a very accurate map that highlights not only roads but areas.

The cons of Open Street map are that since it is user made it is possible that it might not be all that accurate as I have previously suggested. The users have the power to change the map if they wish and it is really possible that some users will purposely cause disruption of the map. A road I made for example was deleted a couple hours after I made it and I had to put it up again.

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There is one other thing that I thought of as a Con at first but could be a Pro in reality. Once you make a change on the map the information you change will not appear until it goes through many application using open street map. This process is frustrating for the map editors who want to see their work on the map but at the same time it makes it frustrating for people to disrupt the map all the same.

The implications of my use of open street map resulted in users being provided knowledge of a building and the road that leads to the building. If they wanted to know what the building was later on if they are in the area of the town they can now look it up on open street map and find the route to it.

The whole map is literally done on open street map but if you want to make very small contributions to the map you can join Open Street map on https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=11/53.3714/-6.2704 .

DH Tool Review: SketchUp

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The tool known as SketchUp 2015 is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) software used in the design of 3D models that can be later exported to other programmes for use. If you have used CAD software before this then learning how to use SketchUp will be very easy, If you are a beginner at 3D modelling and you feel you don’t have the skill or the money to pursue a career or hobby in 3d modelling then sketch up is the perfect answer for you.

Gathering information

I first heard of sketch up from a friend and then I found it in the Dirt Directory. I went to the official website and found that it is 3D modelling software with a simple layout. The website gives information about SketchUp and has a page providing information on fourteen different areas SketchUp can be used for. The website also includes the 3D warehouse for SketchUp that is a catalogue of different 3D models by different users using SketchUp.

In other Articles and websites outside of the official website I found two different types of opinion on SketchUp. The first opinion is in many articles and reviews is that SketchUp is very good tool and easy to use. The second opinion I found in other articles and reviews is that SketchUp is a step back in CAD software because it is too simple. Any other pages I have found on SketchUp are usually blogs or forums about how it does not run well but this would be due to computer requirements to use SketchUp. In what I gathered I think SketchUp would appear to be a popular tool among its users.

Now since there were opinions that were against the simplicity of sketch up I went ahead and downloaded the free version from the official website. The information I wanted to gather from using it is to know if it is truly too simple and that should I Consider it a real CAD software or should I not if it is too simple.

Maturity / stability of the tool

The first version of sketch up was known as SketchUp 2000 which was designed to for use by everyone that does not have experience. The first version of SketchUp was designed to include very simple tools.  A new version of SketchUp would be released every year with some new features and changes while still keeping SketchUp easy to use.  The main differences between SketchUp 2000 and SketchUp 2015 are that that SketchUp 2015 includes more tools, it is more advanced and the interface is nicer.

I want to discuss the pros to SketchUp that includes how it is a decent tool for beginners who have never used CAD software before. The thing that makes SketchUp good for beginners is that it has feature that is an instructor window. The instructor window is a window that describes what each tool you move the mouse over does with a little video that shows to tool at work. Not only is the instructor window convenient but it prevents the user being unaware about how each tool works.

In my use of SketchUp at home I have only been using the main tools to design simple shapes and objects. To make an ordinary cube in SketchUp will only take about five minutes while making something much more difficult like a car or a plane could take hours. In my own experience of using SketchUp I find the user interface very convenient.

The user interface is simple as the main tool bar isn’t cluttered like in other programmes. The interface does not have every tool a person can want. Some key actions can only be performed using various buttons or methods. In other CAD software a person can find many tools to complete actions but in SketchUp it is lacking in those tools but actions can be still completed only with more difficulty. SketchUp performs well on my home computer I haven’t found any technical problems such as crashing or bugs. I have found some reviews online however that says that they have experienced crashing of the software. This problem would have to do with the power of the computer.

You can export 3D models in SketchUp in a number of formats as 3D models or 2D images. Unless you have the pro version of SketchUp you cannot export in all formats. If you have the free version like I have you can’t export in most of the 3D formats. The main one you can use in the free version is COLLADA which is a format that is used in many 3D programs meaning even if you don’t have the pro version you can still export to many other programs.

Sustainability of the tool

SketchUp has its own form of community of people who share their designs and information involving SketchUp. In the main toolbar I have already mentioned there is a tool that allows you to get objects from the community and include it in your SketchUp design. This tool is 3D warehouse that I have already mentioned. The SketchUp community includes many published objects by its members that other users can use if they were designing something like a house or vehicle or just for fun. If you go online you can find various videos by people making objects in SketchUp including tutorials.

A scenario where you would need something like the 3D warehouse would be if you were making a model of a house and you needed to include some furniture. You can access the 3D warehouse to get models of chairs, tables etc. When doing such actions in SketchUp you will have to consider the size of objects you are getting from the 3D warehouse so that the objects are not too big or too small. From what I have gathered I have confirmed that SketchUp has a very active community supporting it as new versions come out each year.

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After gathering information and using SketchUp at home I am able to understand how the tool works and the opportunity’s it provides to the user. I have said that SketchUp is an easy tool for beginners but once you do get beyond using the basic tools some things become rather difficult to do without practice. In doing some action you will need to go through some menus or use a combination of buttons on your keyboard. One of these things will be making assemblies of multiple objects. Without practice and the use of guides on the internet using multiple objects will be difficult to do.

In my evaluation of this tool I want to express my overall opinion on this tool. When I gathered information from the web about the SketchUp I stated I found two different types of opinion. I share the opinion of those who believe that sketch up is not a step back as CAD software. I think it simplicity can be considered overrated as I feel its simplicity does not make the program incapable of making advanced 3D models. Overall I believe that SketchUp can provide a learning experience when it comes to CAD and that anyone interested in CAD can get a learning experience through the use of SketchUp.

The use of MMO’s in education (part 5 FINAL)

The point of using MMO’s in the classroom is to not make it a all out part of class work but a thing to improve efficiency in the class. There are however gaps to overcome when making a MMO the right technology to use in a classroom. The first of the bridges to cross is the problems of MMO addiction.

MMO addiction is common in around fifty percent of MMO players who spend their free time playing these games. What causes the addiction is based on the person as different reasons people will have different reasons for how they got addicted. In what I have read from some examples addiction could take over some people while they are using an MMO for education. I would consider this a common problem if we put MMO’s into practice but it cant be stopped so it is best that there could be some way to apply it into making education more efficient and I can see that as a possibility.

There is issue that there is a believe that games can lead to certain behaviors that can negatively effect what they will do in real life such as making a player more aggressive or be stereotyping the opposite gender. It is more prominent however that these games do allow a release of aggression. The stereotyping problem is actually real, its is not the game that causes it however it is anonymity on the internet that causes it. How this stereotyping wont happen in a learning environment using a MMO is because it is a learning environment where the teacher will be watching and fellow students. Anonymity is lost when you are in a classroom so this a good reason why stereotyping attitudes wont develop.

The last problem which I would say is the biggest is the school curriculum. A curriculum is a set amount of content established by the schools to teach each day each week on schedule. Problems with using a curriculum have become more prominent in the use of MMO’s in education and other things such as school events, introduction of new subjects, etc. It is really difficult to apply MMO based learning to a classroom because you will have to take time teaching students how to use, explain the students goals and make it manageable with other task they have to handle.

MMO’s have a lot of potential of making the classroom more efficient by creating opportunities for teamwork based learning and improving types of skills that can be used in college and the working world. It still has a while to develop before it can be used in the classroom in such a way, there are problems that have to be dealt with before the method can be used at its full potential. We are in a digital age where technologies are constantly changing, improving and adapting and I believe MMO’s can be the next learning technology.