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October VWEx

published by Beth Sachtjen Oct 6, 2009 06:56am
For the October edition of NMC VWEx (Virtual World Explorer's) we will be visiting the University of Washington's Psychological Research Suites in Second Life. Join us on Wednesday October 7th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (check local time). SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching%2016/211/181/23 This project is an exciting opportunity to see real world psychological experiments using virtual reality as a data collection tool. The virtual incarnation of the project aimed to recreate a variety of real life work environments which were scripted ... more...

September VWEx

published by Beth Sachtjen Sep 1, 2009 08:26am
For this month's Virtual Worlds Expeditions (VWEx) we are going to meet on 09/09/09 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (check local time) at one of our very own sims; Learning. Learning is our continually expanding full sim resource center for open-source educational content with a tremendous amount of the basic content that an educator might need to get started in Second Life as well as some extremely useful tools. While the NMC has several resource centers on campus devoted to ... more...

August VWEx: KnowHow Island

published by Beth Sachtjen Jul 31, 2009 06:05am
It is nearly time for our August edition of Virtual Worlds Expeditions (VWEx), which will take place on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (check local time). In case you missed it last month, NMC VWEx is a casual group of virtual explorers and educators meeting to discuss the impact of virtual worlds on education and vice versa through the scope of a single project. With our first expedition to Yale's Elihu Island last month, we saw ... more...

July VWEx

published by Beth Sachtjen Jul 2, 2009 08:38am
Our first installment of Virtual Worlds Expeditions took place yesterday and was undoubtedly a huge success - nearly 70 avatars joined us for our tour of two Yale projects. We were also fortunate enough to be joined by Ken Panko and Themba Flowers of Yale to provide some excellent behind the scenes information on planning the virtual world projects and answer the many enthusiastic questions from our participants. Our first stop on the expedition brought us to the ... more...

NMC Virtual Worlds Expeditions (VWEx): Explore Yale Paper Mill & Mudd Library

published by Beth Sachtjen Jun 23, 2009 06:32am
Are you interested in learning about places in Second Life that are more than pretty buildings? We are starting a new monthly informal group here at NMC Virtual Worlds where we will lead expeditions to some of the more immersive experiences. Join myself and Chris for Virtual Worlds Expeditions (VWEx) that will take place the first Wednesday of each month (see below for time and place). The first few trips we have lined up include recent projects we have completed. ... more...