Welcome to “Managing a class in second life” “Managing a class in second life” <ul><li>Dr. Bryan Carter </li></ul><ul><li>...
Course overview <ul><li>Setting up a class in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>The pedagogy of teaching in virtual environmen...
Introductions <ul><li>Who you are </li></ul><ul><li>Why you are taking this class </li></ul><ul><li>What you hope to gain ...
Getting Started with a class in SL <ul><li>Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>A place to teach (land...
Getting set up cont... <ul><li>Resources to assist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLED -  http://simteach.com </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Re-Thinking your content, Objectives, Evaluations <ul><li>Consider why you are using SL </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to reinv...
Preparing your students <ul><li>Net-Generation (yes), Comfortable in virtual worlds (perhaps not)... </li></ul><ul><li>“Th...
our blog <ul><li>Please join our Course Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Our Course Blog:  http://slclassmanagement.blogspot.com / <...
For next time... <ul><li>Join SLED on Simteach.com (and other list groups if you like) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider an orien...
upcoming Activities <ul><li>August 11: Meet on Virtual Harlem. Search for Virtual Harlem and meet in the Welcome Center/Ab...
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  1. 1. Welcome to “Managing a class in second life” “Managing a class in second life” <ul><li>Dr. Bryan Carter </li></ul><ul><li>University of Central Missouri </li></ul>
  2. 2. Course overview <ul><li>Setting up a class in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>The pedagogy of teaching in virtual environments </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects, evaluation, constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>Examples, guest speakers, resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Who you are </li></ul><ul><li>Why you are taking this class </li></ul><ul><li>What you hope to gain </li></ul><ul><li>Plans to teach in SL? </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else you wish to add...(other SL related classes, SL related projects, particular SL related skills, etc...) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started with a class in SL <ul><li>Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>A place to teach (land, classroom) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to rent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to buy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to borrow </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Getting set up cont... <ul><li>Resources to assist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLED - http://simteach.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>slexchange - http://slexchange.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info Island </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Re-Thinking your content, Objectives, Evaluations <ul><li>Consider why you are using SL </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to reinvent the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Consider audience and access to SL </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the tools you will need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ppt, streaming media, etc... </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Preparing your students <ul><li>Net-Generation (yes), Comfortable in virtual worlds (perhaps not)... </li></ul><ul><li>“There’s nothing to do here...” </li></ul><ul><li>Course delivery options (text, voice, neither...) </li></ul>
  8. 8. our blog <ul><li>Please join our Course Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Our Course Blog: http://slclassmanagement.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Photos: Flickr, YouTube videos - Let’s tag them: sleducation </li></ul><ul><li>You are all able to start new threads and comments on the threads of others, add photos, experiences, resources, etc </li></ul>
  9. 9. For next time... <ul><li>Join SLED on Simteach.com (and other list groups if you like) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider an orientation experience for the first days of a class you would teach in SL. Be prepared to discuss that experience next week. Outline an orientation experience on our Course Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Wander Virtual Harlem/Montmartre and consider one or more activities that students could do here based on any discipline. Consider assessment while thinking of this </li></ul>
  10. 10. upcoming Activities <ul><li>August 11: Meet on Virtual Harlem. Search for Virtual Harlem and meet in the Welcome Center/Abyssinian Church at 6:00pm Central Time </li></ul><ul><li>August 18: Guest speaker: Beth Ritter-Guth (Desderia Stockton-SL). Location TBA </li></ul><ul><li>August 25: Location TBA </li></ul>
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