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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...

Art Programs in Second Life

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Jul 20, 2011 10:18am
Part 2 of a 3-part series: A Virtual World, Endless Learning Potential What is a world without art? People find joy in viewing, creating, and discussing works of art. Art is a means of expression and exploration. Learning about art means becoming immersed in another culture, another time period, and at times another world. Imagine being able to step foot into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam...from your house. Or recreate a famous piece you've always longed to have in ... 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...

50 Virtual Worlds in 7 Minutes

published by Alan Levine Aug 6, 2008 02:12pm
We all know there are places beyond Second Life... but did you imagine there were fifty active virtual world spaces? Gary Hayes, Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Media Production in Sydney, has just released his 2008 Metaverse Tour Video: The Social Virtual World’s A Stage : I am doing a commercial report and curriculum development on the evolving range of social virtual worlds and have recently ventured into fifty of them to review and sample the culture, creative, business and educational ... more...

NMC Joins Immersive Education Initiative to Advance Virtual Learning

published by Alan Levine Jun 8, 2007 07:19am
During the NMC Summer Conference today the New Media Consortium (NMC) announced that it has joined the Media Grid’s Immersive Education initiative to participate in the development of best practices and standards for virtual learning and game-based learning platforms. NMC is an international consortium of over 250 learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. NMC member institutions are found in almost every state in the United States, across Canada, and in Europe, Asia ... more...