Second Life for Educators : Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/sledfire/ Second Life for Educators : Facebook Group
This site is for educators interested in using Second Life for educational purposes - or more generally - those who want to jump ahead of the wave, and take a sneak peak at the emerging 3D Internet (More commonly know as Web 3.0) As educators, we are in for a treat!!!
Our homepage is www.avatarclassroom.com
Science Places in Second Life : Virtual World http://bit.ly/1cl3tAV Science Places, venues, exhibitions, interactives in Second Life : Virtual World
Science Exhibits in online 3D environments http://aquarobo.com/abyss/MIWoSE.htm MIWoSE: Monthly International Workshop on Science Exhibits in online 3D environment
MIWoSE is a workshop on visualization of science contents and contexts for educational use in online 3D environment, mainly not from view point of educators but from view point of scientific contents providers or curators.
Open University in Virtual Worlds http://bit.ly/cvjJ45 (UK) Open University in Virtual Worlds
Dr Shailey Minocha, from the Department of Computing at the Open University, provides an update on their activities
Virtual Worlds Assessment Group: Facebook Fan Page http://bit.ly/81qvD0 Virtual Worlds Assessment Group: Facebook Fan Page
Growth of educational uses of Second Life (Podcast) http://tinyurl.com/cxfh5b Robin Harper on the growth of educational uses of Second Life and the Challenges and Developments Ahead
Robin Harper is Vice President of Marketing and Community Development for Second Life and is stepping down this month (Feb2009), talking here about the growth of educational uses of their virtual world and the challenges and developments ahead.
Full SL instruction ‘pays’ http://slenz.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/the-slenz-update-no-38-january-12-2009/ Full SL instruction ‘pays’
Post-secondary school instructors who conduct classes fully in Second Life are significantly more satisfied than those who use Second Life as only a small supplement to a real-world classes, according to an international research project from the University of Florida, reported in the Winter 2009 edition of the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Second Life lessons (News Article, The Guardian) http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/11/highereducation-secondlife Second Life lessons (News Article, The Guardian)
For some, the virtual world's learning opportunities start with the basics: keeping your feet on the floor
Sitting in the front row, I'm looking casual, cool and surprisingly female. I appear to be the first to arrive for the conference but am soon joined by a rather glamorous redhead. We sit in silence. Nothing happens except that her legs change colour occasionally - green, purple and back to normal, or what passes for normal in these parts.
Sustainability education using Second Life http://tinyurl.com/6k9cm8 Sustainability considerations relating to the use of Second Life for education
This document is to explore literature relating to sustainability issues in the use of Second Life for education.
Here is a suggested framework to assess possible aspects of sustainability education using Second Life, and inform a process of design and development for education for sustainability.
The Power of Virtual Worlds in Education (pdf) http://tinyurl.com/5oqwal The Power of Virtual Worlds in Education ... white paper
A Second Life Primer and Resource for Exploring the Potential of Virtual Worlds to Impact Teaching and Learning
An Introduction to Second Life for Educators http://www.bethknittle.net/DEN-IntroToSLforEd.pdf An Introduction to Second Life for Educators
This introduction to Second Life world examines the networking tool from an educational perspective focusing on using Second Life as a medium to promote professional development and collaboration.
It is intended to provide an introduction for educators to begin exploring the Second Life world. RECOMMENDED
Second That ... Podcast .. Listen Online http://www.astd.org/TD/TDpodcasts.htm Second That!
Joe Miller, vice president of platform and technology at Linden Lab, which operates Second Life, talks about how this 3-D virtual world gives learning a new delivery mechanism.
What are the primary learning applications in S.L. http://tinyurl.com/yrbjba What are the primary learning applications in
Virtual Reality and Education Laboratory http://vr.coe.ecu.edu/vrel.htm Virtual Reality and Education Laboratory ... College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA
Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education http://tinyurl.com/2komvc PowerPoint: Emerging Technologies in Nursing and Nursing Education
A brief introduction to the topic, focusing on Web 2.0, social technologies, and Second Life.
Education Organisations, Schools, Colleges in Second Life http://tinyurl.com/yctt5c Education Organisations, Schools, Colleges in Second Life
An Introduction to Second Life for Educators http://www.bethknittle.net/IntroToSLforEd.pdf An Introduction to Second Life for Educators ... pdf handout
This introduction to Second Life examines the networking tool from an educational perspective focusing on using second Life as a medium to promote professional development and collaboration.
It is intended to provide an introduction for educators to begin exploring Second Life
Second Life and Education (overview) http://secondlife.com/education/ Second Life and Education (overview)
There are many options for Educators looking to explore and create learning spaces in Second Life.
Here is a comprehensive list of resources to help you get started.
The Story of My Second Life http://www.storyofmysecondlife.com/ The Story of My “Second Life”
Reflections on SL as a Learning Tool
Hello and welcome to my Second Life blog! My name is Kevin Jarrett. Let me tell you a little about this project ....
A K-20 educator’s grant-funded, four- to six-month, fully-part-time (partially full-time?) immersion into and exploration of the world of “Second Life”
The Center for Advanced Virtual Education
Who Teaches What in SL (wiki space) http://whoteacheswhatinsl.wikispaces.com/ Who Teaches What in SL (wiki space)
For some time now I've seen many people list what they teach or ask who is teching what.
So I thought it might be a good idea ot have a wiki space that allows folks to self identify.
The ICT Library of Edu Island http://ictlibrary.googlepages.com/ The ICT Library of Edu Island
The ICT Library is a not-for-profit endeavor (Second Life-only) created to reach out to members of the educational and training community working within Second Life (SL). Funds received from sponsors will be used to expand the knowledge of SL members who are interested in using this virtual environment as a way to mediate classes or training.
It is based on a premise of taking information related to education in SL that exists on websites and various blogs, etc., and putting it in SL for display and demonstration.
Second Thoughts on Second Life http://blog.genyes.com/index.php/2007/07/21/second-thoughts-on-second-life/ Second Thoughts on Second Life
Excellent Blog Posting
When I joined the group of educators in Second Life called the CAVE (see previous post) I promised myself I would do two things: 1) approach Second Life with an open mind and 2) write about it along the way.
I have written about it to some extent (another previous post, My First Second Life Lesson), but it still feels like I have a long way to go.
And finally, to gain any REAL insight and perspective, I needed to re-read more seminal works in this area. I’m still working my way through some and I’ve written about them at the end of this post.
Skoolaborate http://www.skoolaborate.com/ Skoolaborate
Stay tuned our Teen Second Life project has begun. A huge thanks to Linden Labs for making this possible and for their vision. Amazing that, in such a huge virtual world, a corporate organisation makes the time to support education.
I am Westley Field from MLC School in Sydney At MLC we believe that Global Citizenship is an essential and growing part of a rounded education.
Schools need to explore educational opportunities that will engage students and motivate them to learn.
Skoolaborate (a virtual collaborative space) and blog aims to bring together like minded schools from around the globe so that their students may share and learn from each other, in a virtual environment, through a variety of educational experiences. We hope that Skoolaborate will act as a vehicle that promotes Global Awareness and Understanding.
The island itself will house a variety of areas. Our home base will establish the culture of the site. It will house information about Global collaborative projects, the participating schools, the site itself, and news and information for visitors.
Not school - not home - schome http://www.schome.ac.uk Not school - not home - schome - the education system for the information age.
Schome will be an education system that meets the needs of society and individuals in the 21st century.
Schome will value and support people in learning throughout their lives (cradle to grave).
Schome will include flexible use of both physical and virtual spaces to support learning processes and enhance community.
The main focus of work on schome is currently on the use of Teen Second Life to give people 'a lived experience' of radically different models of education.
We are using Schome Park, our island in the Teen Grid of Second Life, to collect evidence about approaches to supporting learners.
The educational models we are using on Schome Park fit within the scope of the eSIR Reference Statement (Twining et al. 2006 Appendix 1) and draw upon a wide range of approaches to education evident in the educational systems in use in different countries and informed by prominent educational thinkers.
Science Education in Second Life (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfsSGBraUhc Science Education in Second Life ... the online 3D Virtual World. (video)
A brief overview of science and research education in Second Life, highlighting Science School, Genome Island, Research Park, ISTE Island and more.