Friday, December 30, 2011

Results!

We've been doing a bit in TLH, including a presentation and gathering of more data. We are in the very early stages of looking at that information, but it seems that the feedback provided is positive! Our next step will be to analyze that data and then determine where the project should go from where we are now. We'll update, as always, when we can.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Visit Us This Week!

Remember to come by The LiveAbility House and provide us with feedback about your experience...October 26th and 27th, 4-5pm Central Time!! Fill out a quick survey and receive a few Lindens for your trouble!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Open House!

We are hosting an Open House of The LiveAbility House on October 26 and 27 from 4-5pm CT; 5-6pm ET; 2-3pm Second Life Time! The Open House will take place during the eXtension Virtual State Fair.

You are invited to come in and tour the house on your own. When you are done, you can complete a survey about your experience. All who complete the survey will receive 250 Lindens!

The Open House represents an increase in our effort to gather feedback about the effectiveness of The LiveAbility House. So, please do come and participate!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Upcoming Meeting...


Three of us will get together on Monday to assess the current status of the project.

We still have not heard about the publication date of the book that will include the chapter about The LiveAbility House.

Don't forget...go check out the YouTube Channel!
http://www.youtube.com/eXFamilyCaregiving#p/f

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just Uploaded!

We just uploaded the SageStories videos to YouTube! Check out the eXtension Family Caregiving Community of Practice YouTube channel at exFamilyCaregiving: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=exfamilycaregiving&aq=f

Bill, a SageStories character, uses his adapted kitchen

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's Done!

Please visit Healthy Caregiving: http://www.extension.org/pages/55555/healthy-caregiving! This resource on eXtension showcases the recreated SageStories videos, and also provides additional text information to end users. We can put a big bow on this project!

However, Sarah and I met today to discuss next steps. We both believe that there is a lot mre we could do with TLH. We have decided to look at doing more in-depth evaluation of TLH in SL before moving on to a building a curriculum. We will both research and read, and meet again on May 20, 2011 to discuss possibilities. We will also contact our SL mentors for their suggestions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SageStories!

We completed the new version of SageStories--the digital narrative. We had feedback from folks (who were unfamiliar with Second Life) that they were confused by some of the "odd stuff" in the original...they asked things such as, "why is there a food pyramid in Sage's front yard?" and "who has a big sign in front of their house?"

In response, we retook many of the photos in Second life with our four characters and made sure that we either didn't capture or edited out the "odd stuff". That was quite a task, and harder than it sounds. We gave all the pictures to our Electronic Media Coordinator, who, along with students, put the slideshow back together. You can see the new version here: http://www.aging.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=187

We have also created a lengthy article about healthy caregiving on eXtension and will post the videos on that web site as well. We are just waiting for the article to go through the peer review process. We had to wait until we could insert the videos into the articles for the reviewers!

Too, I also had the opportunity, with one of my K-State team members, to share The LiveAbility House and SageStories at the K-State Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase: http://id.ome.ksu.edu/roundtable/teaching-learning-and-technology-showcase/

We may take a break for a while--figure out next steps--stay tuned!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Of Late...

We have been working on various tasks and updates related to The LiveAbility House/SageStories:

1. Sarah and I have submitted the book chapter and received word that it has been accepted.

2. TLH was highlighted in an embedded sidebar in a recent journal article: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AnInstructionalDesignApproacht/219118

3. We have made a decision to create a higher-quality product than the current SageStories digital narratives that you can find here: http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=187 .

Based on feedback, we have reconfigured Derek and have removed all instances of purple and orange dots, kiosks, and other "non-typical household items" in our photos. Other members of our team are at work putting the new digital narrative together.