Full course description
Starts January 26, 2015
The course will introduce you to Minecraft and MinecraftEDU, setting up your own server, Managing classes, creating context and subject specific materials and contain example lesson and curriculum plans for you to use.
Our course is for anyone who is interested in using Minecraft on your platform of choice to help others to learn. You could be a Teacher in Primary school looking to get kids interested in History, or a High School Teacher looking to run lunch clubs in coding and crafting, or maybe you are a parent who is home-schooling their child and would like to use the power of their favourite game to get them interested in writing fiction.
Whatever your background we are here to help you get started with using Minecraft in an educational context.
Joel graduated in graphic design at Camberwell School of Art in 1995. He worked as a graphic designer at Japanese fashion house Michiko London Koshino where his design work was part of London Fashion Week. Roles in several studios and a specialism in the use of Mac-based systems followed, and a move to the North-East in the late 1990s began his work in education.
He has been a lecturer, programme leader, educational manager, and eLearning consultant. In 2007 Joel became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers and ran his own design business between 2003 and 2009, with a range of national and international clients, and opportunities to champion industry requirements and standards across the learning field.
Since 2009 he has undertaken projects with Kaplan Learning, Essex University, and Northumbria University working on research projects in the fields of mobile teaching and learning workflows. Joel is currently working at the University of Hull as an academic and advisor on all aspects of technology enhanced learning and pedagogy. His current research interest is in the field of virtual learning spaces and their relationship with the physical world.