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The EpCoP Case: Week 6 and Week 7 in review

A Storify review of Week 6 & Week 7 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

Just finished taking to Korea’s #1 general surgeon about process of gathering evidence to support diagnosis. Will edit, translate, upload!
DetRyanPeterovs
September 13, 2011
I’ve been reflecting on the evidence I’ve gathered for RPL & the #EpCop Case http://t.co/26qz6lpx
DetRyanPeterovs
September 16, 2011
I’m home from the country field trip, but something isn’t right at my hotel room! #EpCoP
DetRyanPeterovs
September 22, 2011
Agents! It’s the end of me & the #EpCop Case. I didn’t close the case or catch RPL. It’s permanent retirement for me http://t.co/ETj3qnQm
DetRyanPeterovs
September 25, 2011
So, that’s the end of the EpCop Case.

Detective Peterovski reflects on gathering evidence for RPL

On his way home from a field trip in the countryside of South Korea, Detective Peterovski takes some time to reflect on the evidence he has gathered on RPL for the EpCoP Case. The case is looking rather grim and it looks like the detective won’t be able to catch RPL and wrap up the investigation before his retirement on the 30th September 2011.

Detective Peterovski talks to Dr Lee about solving problems

Sometimes when you’re trying to solve a problem it can feel like there’s no possible resolution. It may seem obvious, but talking to someone who has experience in solving problems can often help you identify your own resolution. They may not even work in the same profession or industry as you. At first glance it may seem they won’t be able to help you solve your problem, but if you get the opportunity to talk to them you may find their approach to solving problems can be applied to your situation.

With this in mind, I took the opportunity to talk to one of South Korea’s finest General surgeons, Dr Lee Yong Tekk. I asked Dr Lee about how he solves problems, the process he follows when diagnosing patients and how he determines what action he should take. My brief conversation with Dr Lee takes place on the esplanade of Gwangan beach in Busan, South Korea. Please note some beachside ambience can be heard in this recording.

The EpCoP Case: Week 5 in review

A Storify review of Week 5 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

Peterovski Reporting for duty! http://t.co/O6hnCAa The new lead in the #EpCop Case has taken me to Sth Korea
DetRyanPeterovs
August 30, 2011
A report from Gwangan http://t.co/O6hnCAa #EpCop
DetRyanPeterovs
August 30, 2011
I’m on the road for the #EpCoP Case http://t.co/NuBUdWS
DetRyanPeterovs
August 30, 2011
I try to seek enlightenment and look for new directions in the #EpCoP Case http://t.co/ZetPqB0
DetRyanPeterovs
August 30, 2011
The #EpCoP Case so far… http://t.co/7kEMhJi AU map http://t.co/9ivme0p KR map http://t.co/VJYLnxo #level5quest
DetRyanPeterovs
August 30, 2011
I’m not feeling so well… http://t.co/1S9lBp3
DetRyanPeterovs
September 2, 2011
Slowly recovering from mystery illness. The heat and high humidity of the late summer temperature took it’s toll…
DetRyanPeterovs
September 3, 2011
Even a detective needs to take his medicine http://t.co/Hj4yjuY
DetRyanPeterovs
September 3, 2011
So, that’s the end of the first week of the investigation in South Korea. No leads on RPL. Let’s hope next week brings better health and better luck in the search for RPL.

Detective Peterovski is not feeling so well

It’s the end of the fifth week of the EpCoP Case and Detective Peterovski has been struck down by a mystery illness. The mystery illness has made the detective bed-ridden for the last two days.
Reporting from his sick bed in a hotel room in Busan, South Korea, the detective talks about his condition and the status of the investigation.

You can track the progress of the investigation in South Korea via the detective’s Location of the last known sighting of Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) map.

The EpCoP Case: Week 4 in review

A Storify review of Week 4 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

The #EpCoP agents have yet to discover the clue from RPL! http://t.co/p5JSXwt
DetRyanPeterovs
August 22, 2011
Uh oh. The location of a clue from RPL has been anonymously trolled on Canvas http://t.co/CRfTj0d A subtle, yet sophisticated troll. 🙂
DetRyanPeterovs
August 23, 2011
The clue from RPL remains undiscovered. I still have a feeling that the #EpCop Case will lead me to another country…
DetRyanPeterovs
August 24, 2011
I received a tip from another agent working on the EpCoP Case.
@penpln Yes Agent Bentley. I read your report. Solid work. There’s something at that location that will reveal further information…
DetRyanPeterovs
August 24, 2011
NEWS FLASH* The clue from RPL was found by Special-agent @adam_lemmo! Agents, stand by for results & further updates on the #EpCoP Case!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 24, 2011
The clue from RPL has been found! http://t.co/9EY9Wvw Standby #EpCoP agents!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 24, 2011
The clue has been decrypted — A message from RPL to Detective Peterovski http://t.co/uCzYF5p #EpCoP
DetRyanPeterovs
August 24, 2011
Detective Peterovski departs for South Korea http://t.co/Bv58wvy #EpCop
DetRyanPeterovs
August 25, 2011
Agents!
The next time I speak to you I’ll be in Busan, South Korea.Regards,Detective Peterovski

Detective Peterovski departs for Busan, South Korea

So, it’s settled. The recently discovered clue from Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) has forced Detective Peterovski to make a choice. If he’s happy to retire after 30 years of service without solving his last case, he can stay at home. If he wants to catch his arch enemy RPL, he must leave his hometown for the distant shores of Busan, South Korea.

Here, Detective Peterovski gives his last report from the EpCoP Case headquarters before he boards his flight. Good luck detective, we hope you catch your man.

Follow Detective Peterovski’s EpCoP Case as it unfolds in Busan, South Korea via the Location of the last known sighting of Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) map and his Tweets and blog posts.

The clue has been decrypted – A message from RPL to Detective Peterovski

The clue that was stashed around suburban Melbourne by Detective Peterovski’s arch-enemy Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL)  has finally been decrypted by the team at the EPCop Agency. The team has processed the data and it turns out that it’s a personal message from RPL to Detective Peterovski. A message that tuants Detective Peterovski. A message that challenges Detective Peterovski to track down down RPL at all costs. A challenge that may force Detective Peterovski to take the EpCoP Case to the other side of the world. Is Detective Peterovski prepared to take that final step?

The clue from RPL has been found!

*NEWS FLASH* After four days of steady-sleuthing and a solid investigation throughout downtown Melbourne, the mysterious clue from (RPL) has been found! Standby for the results from the analysis of the clue and further information about the EpCop Case. A big thank you to Special-agent Adam Lemmo for his hard work!

A breakdown of how the clue was discovered by Special-agent Adam Lemmo
The QR code that informed the location of the clue from RPL. USB stick with data not seen in photograph. Photograph courtesy of Special-agent Adam Lemmo.

The EpCoP Case: Week 3 in review

A Storify review of Week 3 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

Something tells me I should be looking for evidence beyond these shores
DetRyanPeterovs
August 19, 2011
This week I explored how Netvibes could be used for the #EpCoP Case http://t.co/F3djnh6
DetRyanPeterovs
August 20, 2011
It’s been 3 weeks & finally there’s a breakthru in the #EpCop Case! A clue about the locale of RPL has been found! http://t.co/ev7m15z
DetRyanPeterovs
August 21, 2011
This location is outside my jurisdiction http://t.co/ev7m15z I might need help on #EpCop Case from my old friend Special-agent @adam_lemmo
DetRyanPeterovs
August 21, 2011
Some behind-the-scenes details.
The materials, location & maps used to plan & hide the location of a clue from RPL http://t.co/U1oxQg3 #EpCoP Case
DetRyanPeterovs
August 22, 2011
Wait, I think I just broke character with that last Tweet! o.O
DetRyanPeterovs
August 22, 2011

EpCoP agents have yet to discover the clue from RPL!

It’s been fours days since Detective Ryan Peterovski’s arch enemy Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) left a mysterious clue for the EpCoP Case agents at a location in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. As you can see from the video footage shot by Detective Peterovski earlier this morning, RPL’s clue is yet to be discovered.

EpCop Agents…you know what to do! Check out the Location of a clue from RPL map and go get the clue!

Screen capture of the Location of a clue from RPL map
Screen capture of the Location of a clue from RPL map with detailed Placemark description

The EpCoP Case: Behind the scenes – A look at the materials, location and maps used to plan and hide the location of a clue from RPL

For the third week of the EpCop Case I decided to move away from using virtual clues and evidence attached to the EpCop Case Evidence Map that I’d been using previously. Instead, I decided to hide a USB stick (containing another clue to the whereabouts of Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL)) at a real location in Melbourne, Australia. The Location of a clue from RPL was introduced into the EpCop Case narrative by the RPL character. The mystery clue was ‘encrypted’ as a QR code that was concealed inside an envelope that was discovered by Detective Peterovski in week two of the EpCop Case.

My plan was for people who were following or playing along with the Detective Peterovski’s EpCoP Case, people taking part in the EpCoP MOOC or even random people  to find the hidden item. I wasn’t sure how many people in Melbourne were taking part in the EPCoP MOOC or where they were located. I didn’t even know if people could be bothered taking part in my solo attempt at an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) inside an existing and perfectly functioning online course.  I just wanted to ‘plant’ the clue. I  thought it would be fun way to shift the EpCop Case from a virtual to a real space. Leaving an item in the real world also made the clue feel like a real artefact. The kind of artefect you might expect to find in week four of the EpCoP MOOC.

It’s been three days since I planted the clue from RPL. I’m not sure if it has been discovered by an agent or if it has been found by someone else and just thrown away. I won’t reveal the details of the media that was stored on the USB stick. I can say it contains a further clue to the whereabouts of RPL . I’ll upload the media and other artefacts related to the EpCop Case towards the end of week four.

Here are some photographs of the materials, location and maps I used to plan and hide the USB stick.

The cache – containing a USB stick containing media, a message with instructions and a waterproof zip-lock bag. The gaffa tape was used to secure the cache to the metal pole.
Location of the clue. Can you see the QR code from here?
The clue is secured to the metal pole with gaffa tape. Event though the QR code isn’t useful (now that you’ve found the location) I stuck the QR code onto the front to make it a little easier to find.
Location of the clue. Top level car park.
Screen capture of the Location of the clue from RPL map.
Screen capture of the Location of the clue from RPL map with detailed Placemark description
The QR code that points to the The Location of a clue from RPL map.

The EpCop Case: Week 2 in review

A Storify review of Week 2 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

So I set a plan of action for week 2 of the #EpCop Case! http://wp.me/p1fqr9-oI Still no sign of arch-nemesis RPL!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 8, 2011
Detective Peterovski sets a plan of action for the second week of the EpCop Case

It’s a wet miserable Monday night in downtown Melbourne, Australia. Detective Ryan Peterovski can’t sleep, so he pounds the pavement and sets plan of action for the second week of the EpCop Case.
Actually there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you all. Since I started the #EpCop Case I’ve been having these strange dreams…
DetRyanPeterovs
August 9, 2011
Some people might call them dreams, but I call them nightmares. I wonder if there’s a connection with the #EpCop Case…
DetRyanPeterovs
August 9, 2011
Detective Peterovski”s dream

The team in the lab finally managed to extract and decrypt the contents of the media device that was recently discovered by Detective Peterovski. The contents of the media device took Peterovski and all of the other EpCoP agents by suprise! Just what does Peterovski’s dream mean?
You know that evidence I discovered? http://wp.me/p1fqr9-nY It’s a recording of my dream http://wp.me/p1fqr9-oN A twist in the #EpCop Case?
DetRyanPeterovs
August 10, 2011
Solid work on #EpCoP Case by @CaptPoirot to identify international syndicate operated by RPL http://bit.ly/eoLy89 & VAE http://bit.ly/pwSbKE
DetRyanPeterovs
August 10, 2011
I went out shopping for a tie & discovered new evidence for the #EpCop Case http://wp.me/p1fqr9-p4
DetRyanPeterovs
August 11, 2011
Detective Peterovski reflects on the second week of the EpCop Case

While out shopping for a new tie, Detective Peterovski gets a chance to reflect on the second week of the EpCop Case and discover a new piece of evidence.
I’m still thinking about the purpose of my blog, maybe I think too much! http://t.co/3eZfcT5 The #EpCoP Case is troubling me!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 13, 2011
Detective Peterovski thinks about the purpose of his blog

When you’re a detective there’s no right or wrong time to think. Detective Peterovski takes some time out from his Saturday afternoon grocery shopping to think a little more about the purpose of his blog and the progress of the EpCop Case.

So I’ve been thinking…

What does Detective Peterovski”s plan look like?

What does Detective Peterovski’s plan look like? At the moment, his plan looks like it follows an interative cycle of creation and review. How can a plan like this help Detective Peterovski solve the EpCop Case?

Detective Peterovski’s dream

The team in the lab finally managed to extract and decrypt the contents of the media device that was recently discovered by Detective Peterovski. The contents of the media device took Peterovski and all of the other EpCoP agents by suprise!

Just what does Peterovski’s dream mean? How was this nightmarish vision recorded on the media device and how does it relate to the EpCop Case? Is this the work of Detective Peterovski’s arch enemy Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL)?

The EpCop Case: Week 1 in review

A Storify review of Week 1 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

The #epcop MOOC begins. Only 7 weeks until I retire! Still no closer to catching criminal mastermind Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL)
DetRyanPeterovs
July 31, 2011
Detective Ryan Peterovski introduces the EpCop Case

Hardboiled lawman, Detective Ryan Peterovski introduces himself and talks a little about his career, his impending retirement from the force and his motivations for undertaking the EpCop Case.
On the drive home from the office I got the chance to reflect on the early stages of the #EpCop Case http://bit.ly/oLjjGz
DetRyanPeterovs
August 2, 2011
Detective Ryan Peterovski reflects on the early stages of the EpCop Case

While driving home late from his office, Detective Ryan Peterovski reflects on the early stages of the EpCop Case.
The #EpCop Case has gone international. I’m now working with France’s finest @CaptPoirot!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 3, 2011
Went to London myself to investigate #epCopmooc Case and found this lead that could help @DetRyanPeterovs: http://bit.ly/rurtfy Use PADS!
CaptPoirot
August 4, 2011
epCop Case more serious than expected: Hostile attack in UK http://bit.ly/nOTOiq Urgent need of Agents to help Det Peterovski! #epcopmooc
CaptPoirot
August 4, 2011
Tonight I discovered that my old filing cabinet isn’t the best place to store my evidence for the #EpCop case! http://wp.me/p1fqr9-ns
DetRyanPeterovs
August 3, 2011
Detective Ryan Peterovski discovers his old filing cabinet isn”t what it used to be

On a late night emergency hunt for old evidence stored at his office, Detective Ryan Peterovski discovers that his trusty old filing cabinet probably isn’t the best place to store his crucial evidence for the EpCop Case.
I think @CaptPoirot is right! I can use something like http://t.co/yTZ29WX to store evidence for the #EpCoP Case! Need to look more closely!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 3, 2011
Detective Ryan Peterovski gives a brief update on the EpCop Case

In this update, Detective Ryan Peterovski talks about the status of the EpCoP Case, welcomes his old friend Captain Janette Poirot and asks the EpCop community for help! Have you seen something that might help Detective Ryan Peterovski solve the case? If you think you have, please contact him via Twitter or the Reply feature on this page.
I found my first piece of evidence http://wp.me/p1fqr9-nY Found something too? Add to #EpCop Case Evidence Location Map http://bit.ly/okTQVJ
DetRyanPeterovs
August 5, 2011
Detective Ryan Peterovski discovers his first piece of evidence

While conducting his investigation throughout Melbourne’s central business district, Detective Ryan Peterovski discovers his first piece of evidence. Could this discovery put him one step closer to catching his arch enemy Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) and closing the EpCop Case? Hopefully, this discovery will be the first of many throughout the duration of the EpCop Case.
The #EpCop Case Evidence Location Map is now online & fully operational! http://bit.ly/okTQVJ
DetRyanPeterovs
August 5, 2011
Excellent news! Agent @penpln has joined the #EpCoP Case!
DetRyanPeterovs
August 5, 2011
@detryanpeterovs If you want to succeed in this case…you must crack the code. http://ow.ly/i/fnkf #epcop
penpln
August 5, 2011
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Photo by ow.ly on Ow
Been working all night trying to crack @penpln’s QR Code http://ow.ly/i/fnkf Almost there! #EpCoP
DetRyanPeterovs
August 6, 2011
Commissioner CC: joining the EpCoP Case http://wp.me/p3Fbm-cv
Coach_Carole
August 7, 2011
I took some time to reflect on the first week of the #EpCop Case http://wp.me/p1fqr9-ot
DetRyanPeterovs
August 6, 2011
Detective Ryan Peterovski reflects on the achievements of the first week

With his investigation grinding to a halt due to bad weather, a slightly morose Detective Ryan Peterovski takes time out to reflect on the achievements of the first week of the EpCop Case.

And so, the first week of the EpCop Case draws to a close.

Detective Peterovski discovers his first piece of evidence

While  conducting his investigation throughout Melbourne’s central business district, Detective Ryan Peterovski discovers his first piece of evidence. Could this discovery put him one step closer to catching his arch enemy Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) and closing the EpCop Case?

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Hopefully, this discovery will be the first of many throughout the duration of the EpCop Case. As a way to easily record the type and location of each piece of evidence, Detective Peterovski has created a EpCop Case Evidence Location Map. The map is open and any EpCop MOOC agent is welcome to contribute evidence. There are some rules of engagement. You’re welcome to remain Anonymous if you really want to, but when contributing to the EpCop Case Evidence Location Map it would be great if you could:

  1. take a photo of the evidence at the location it was found and upload it to the map.
  2. label the photo or list the evidence type (for example, shoe, book or photo), location (for example, Melbourne, Australia) and date (for example, 5 August 2011).
  3. describe how the evidence could be used in court (if Richard Paddy Lawrence  eventually goes to trial) or how it could contribute to preparing an e-portfolio and solving the Epcop Case.
  4. tweet your contribution to @DetRyanPeterovs.

Thanks and good luck EpCoP agents!

Detective Peterovski gives a brief update on the EpCop Case

In this update, Detective Ryan Peterovski talks about the status of the EpCoP Case, welcomes his old friend Captain Janette Poirot and asks the EpCop community for help!

Have you seen something that might help Detective Ryan Peterovski solve the case? If you think you have, please contact him via Twitter or the Reply feature on this page. If you’re taking part in the EpCop MOOC you can contact the detective via the EpCop Ning! Thank you.