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Teaching in Second Life for Writing Educators

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The Center for Learning in Virtual Environments (CLIVE) sponsored this workshop on Teaching in Second Life for Writing Educators, hosted by Lyr Lobo, aka Dr. Cynthia Calongne from Colorado Technical ...

The Center for Learning in Virtual Environments (CLIVE) sponsored this workshop on Teaching in Second Life for Writing Educators, hosted by Lyr Lobo, aka Dr. Cynthia Calongne from Colorado Technical University. During the session, the attendees received a few dozen books, sitting arrangements and information on how to tailor the designs for their classes.

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    • Dr. Cynthia Calongne The Institute for Advanced Studies Colorado Technical University November 6, 2010 Creative Commons Share-alike Attribution Image: Dream Library [1] Teaching in Second Life for Writing Educators
    •   Offer a sense of presence that promotes interaction. Interaction between people within a setting. Depicting imaginative scenes.   As the story unfolds. Virtual Worlds
    • Ramapo 8 th grade In a virtual world After the story ends, what happens next? Literature comes alive!
    • 8 th graders read the book Of Mice and Men and put it aside The students enacted a courtroom scene that might have followed the story and wanted to acquit George He meant well and did not want to kill his friend.   After four days of 40-minute trials George was convicted of murdering Lennie   They recommended a shorter sentence After all, he meant well    Immersive Literature Student experiences
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    •   Meeting minds in immersive spaces Presence in a Virtual world
    • What is your dream space?
    • Literary Reference du Jour meet for book discussions
    • NMC New Media and Learning
    • Human Barometer Exercise to stimulate discussions
    • Imaginative Environments
    •   In the future, we will touch everything. Everything will be smaller and sleeker. Objects will be a lot smarter.   Books will read us. The Future
    • The future of literature
    •     The magical world of words Dream Library [1]
    • Notes
        • [1] What does your dream library look like? http://martavallelibrary.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/what-does-your-dream-library-look-like/  
      • [2] John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men , 1937.
      • [3] Last slide photo from Metropolis, a film by Fritz Lang 1927 .
      • Videos
        • Text 2.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QocWsWd7fc&feature=player_embedded#! 
        • Technology in the Year 2020 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uug8m0BHzZo  
        • Future of Screen Technology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_mOdi3O5E&feature=player_embedded#!
    • I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. William Allen White