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Second Life - A Teacher's Toolkit

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Date/Time: June 25, 2008
Title: Second Life - A Teacher's Toolkit
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


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  1. Second Life Teacher's Toolkit PF Anderson, pfa@umich.edu a.k.a. Perplexity "Lexi" Peccable (SL)
  2. Education as SL's "killer app" * "Second Life removes the distance from the distance learning equation." Joe Miller, quoted in "Is Second Life Learning's Second Chance?" T+D (Training & Development): http://tdblog.typepad.com/td_blog/2008/01/is-second-life.html
  3. SL for distance learning * "Even up to present, much of distance learning has been made time convenient but impersonal. Avatar-based virtual world education is highly interactive, providing the same convenience of not having to travel while providing a richer, more effective and more enjoyable experience. … Whether used for distance or classroom learning, the benefits of this rapidly expanding and adaptable virtual technology become manifest. The most common disadvantages that have existed in online education are now overcome." Theodore Wright, Second Life as a Virtual Learning Environment. <http://www.dokimos.org/secondlife/education/>
  4. Education as a driver for SL "I think five years, ten years from * now, those few things that we couldn't have even imagined, all of that innovation will come out of the educator community itself. They will experiment, they'll push the boundaries, they'll quantify how it's being used as a learning platform and how it's teaching students in ways that they couldn't be taught before." * http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/0 6/02/inside-the-lab-podcast-a- discussion-on-education-in- second-life/
  5. Current trends - Orientation & training * Robot-led new hire orientation: http://www.ahg.com/New %20Hire%20Orientation%20Done%20by%20Robot.pdf
  6. Current trends - Health skills * MD to fight stress in Second Life: http://www.boston .com/business/tec hnology/articles/2 008/03/03/md_to_ fight_stress_in_se cond_life/
  7. Getting started * 15 minutes a day
  8. Getting started * Search for groups that interest you
  9. Getting started * Search for places that interest you
  10. Getting started * Explore profiles
  11. Getting started * Explore profiles
  12. Fundamental skills * How to: – Make a notecard – Take pictures – Bring images inworld – Use textures – Use voice – Dress professionally – Make & present slide shows
  13. Places to learn basics * Academy for Second Learning * New Citizens * Rockliffe University * TeaZers
  14. Groups to join to learn * Academy for Second Learning * New Citizens, Inc * NMC (New Media Consortium)
  15. Calendars * http://fleeep.net/blog/sl-calendar/
  16. Inworld educational communities * College Professors * Open Education in Second Life * Educator's Coffee * Open SLedware House * Picayune SLEDHeads * Educators Coop * * Real Life Education in * EduSharers Second Life * Edutwitterverse * Second Life Academics * Immersive Education * SLEdu Events * NMC Guests * Teacher Networking Center * NMC Teachers Buzz
  17. Regular events * ISTE * Metanomics * Immersive Education
  18. Outworld Communities & Resources Blogs * * Wikis * Email groups * Conferences, events, meetups
  19. Blogs * SLED Blog: http://www.sl-educationblog.org/ * Folks: – Fleep Tuque: http://www.fleeep.net/ – Desideria Stockton: http://bethssecondlife.blogspot.com/ – Jokay Wollagong: http://jokay.com.au/ – KJ Hax: http://www.storyofmysecondlife.com/
  20. Wikis * Second Life Education Wiki: http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php ?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki * Second Life in Education: http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/
  21. SIMTeach * 1 Getting Started: Frequently Asked Questions and Guidelines * 2 Programs for Educators * 3 Institutions and Organizations in SL * 4 Competitions * 5 Press, Blogs & Presentations * 6 Second Life Mailing Lists, Blogs and Forums * 7 In-World Groups
  22. Email groups * SLED: https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi- bin/mailman/listinfo/educators * More: – http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php? title=Second_Life_Mailing_Lists#Educators _Mailing_List
  23. SLBPE * Second Life Best Practices in Education – Wiki archive: http://slbestpractices2007.wikispaces.com/ – Video archive: http://www.slcn.tv/ second-life-best- practices-education- archives
  24. UM - Wolverine Island * How to get access – Join: Wolverine-Community – Get an invitation from: * Memetic Projects * Perplexity Peccable * (drop a notecard in their inventory, or IM if they are online)
  25. UM resources - Inworld groups * Wolverine-Community – Gives access and notices * SLUM Brown Bags – Gives notices, not access – Gathers groups for tours off of Wolverine * UM in Second Life – Gives notices, not access
  26. UM resources - Outworld * Wiki: http://slum.wetp aint.com – Google calendar * Blog: http://mblog.lib. umich.edu/slum * Flickr: http://flickr.com/ groups/slum/
  27. More * ISTE: http://www.iste.or g * NMC: http://www.nmc.or g * Future Forces Affecting Education: http://www.kwfdn.org/map/
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