Assessing the Avatar
(Assessment in Second Life)
• Second Life is a virtual world launched in 2003, and is
accessible on the Internet.
• A free client programme called The Viewer enables its users,
called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars.
• Residents can explore, meet other residents, socialise,
participate in individual and group activities, create and trade
virtual property and services with one another, or travel
throughout the world (which residents refer to as "the grid").
•7 weeks studied (asynchronously) using a range of web 2.0 applications
•4 weeks taught (synchronously) in Second Life
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)