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 https://bit.ly/1cl3tAV Science Places, venues, exhibitions, interactives in Second Life : Virtual World
Open University in Virtual Worlds https://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 https://bit.ly/81qvD0 Virtual Worlds Assessment Group: Facebook Fan Page
Growth of educational uses of Second Life (Podcast) https://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’ https://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) https://www.theguardian.com/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 https://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.
Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education https://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.
Second Life and Education (overview) http://go.secondlife.com/landing/education/?lang=en 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 ICT Library of Edu Island https://sites.google.com/site/ictlibrary/ 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.
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) https://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.