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Educators in Second Life: Capella University

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Sep 6, 2011 07:43am
Wm. H.'Bill' Burkett, Ph.D. of Capella University explains how  they are creatively using Second Life as an educational platform. [caption id="attachment_9361" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="Capella University"][/caption] Capella University's School of Undergraduate Studies Information Technology Department is proud to be an innovator in using Second Life. One use we have for Second Life is in conducting our IT2240 Introduction to Programming. We use the Linden (Second Life) Scripting Language, which is an event driven language, as our beginning vehicle to learning  the theory of ... more...

Educators in Second Life: Middlebury College

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Aug 17, 2011 06:51am
Our educators were asked to share how they are using Second Life as an educational tool, and in the coming months we will report on their exciting projects. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, VERMONT Professor Maria Wololson & Joe Antoniole the Manager of Web and Interactive Media of Middlebury College did a presentation on our Middleverse project at a conference in Madison. The project consisted of constructing a virtual social space for language acquisition. One of the questions answered in their presentation was why use virtual ... more...

Immersive Experiences in Second Life

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Jul 27, 2011 04:26pm
Part 3 of a 3-part series: A Virtual World, Endless Learning Potential One of the greatest assets of Second Life is the ability to connect and collaborate with people from all over the world, in real time, and in the same space. "Macbeth" is a great example of an immersive art and educational experience that was a collaboration between multiple avatars. It is a space to explore, role-play, deconstruct, and reconstruct the text of Shakespeare's Macbeth.  Exploring the island allows you to ... more...

A Virtual World, Endless Learning Potential

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Jul 12, 2011 11:52am
[caption id="attachment_4301" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="CISI Cyber-Campus via David W. Deeds"][/caption] Part 1 of a 3-part series Second Life can be utilized by educators for almost any curriculum. Art, English, writing, language, fashion design, architecture, science, social studies, physics .... the list grows everyday. As is the case with any emerging technology, the innovation shines through in the real life examples of educators using Virtual Worlds to better engage students. Angela Giovanangeli, a lecturer from the Cultural Studies Group at the University of Technology ... more...

Learning in a Virtual World: Using SL for Medical Education

published by Beth Sachtjen Apr 5, 2010 08:34am
Our friends Spiral Theas (Robin Heyden) and Chimera Cosmos (Liz Dorland) presented at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference on a Continuing Medical Education event that was designed, along with John Wiecha and Elliot Sternthal, for family practice physicians and an article the team published in the Journal for Medical Internet Research. Additional Information can be found the following places: Presentation Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ldorland/learning-3444153 Robin's Blog post of the presentation: http://robinheyden.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/vwbpe-impressions-and-lessons-learned/ more...

NMC Virtual Learning Prizes Awarded

published by Alan Levine Jul 9, 2008 05:03pm
The New Media Consortium (NMC) has announced the 2008 cohort of Virtual Learning Prize (VLP) awardees. The NMC Virtual Learning Prize, part of a $100,000 competitive program of awards, is intended to create a collection of innovative open-source learning experiences that make use of the unique attributes of a virtual learning environment. The NMC Virtual Learning Prize is envisioned as a way to surface and realize creative ideas for how to make optimal use of a virtual setting, using ... more...

SLCC Fellowship Awardees announced by NMC

published by Alan Levine Aug 1, 2007 03:10pm
Three educators are going to Chicago for the Second Life Community Convention. As you know, the NMC is sponsoring three registrations from bona fide educators to attend SLCC by covering their $185 registration fee with an NMC Fellowship. Each of the awardees sent a statement explaining how attending SLCC will help further his or her professional goals in the coming year. Any bona fide educator was eligible. It is August 1st, and as promised, we have selected the recipients of ... more...