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Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Sponsors
The Azire Organization
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Organizers of SLMOOC16
Dr. Doris Molero (Pionia Destiny)
Dr. Nancy Zingrone (Maggie Larimore)
Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Nellie H...
Doris Molero (Ed.D) a.k.a Pionia Destiny combines teaching as a
way to learn, education technology, and teaching for peace...
Nancy L. Zingrone got her PhD in psychology at the University of
Edinburgh in Scotland. She is a research psychologist who...
Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is an education technology advisor,
English faculty member in blended learning and fully online
...
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Dr. Valerie Hill received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in 2007
and a PhD in Library and Information Science in 20...
Scott Merrick, Scottmerrick Oh in Second Life, Scott Merrick in
OpenSim, is Associate Virtualization Engineer at MNPS Virt...
Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield, in Second Life) is a Technology
Coordinator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC in Western New York. ...
Linda Rogers is an arts management professional and virtual worlds evangelist.
Believing it is the responsibility of cultu...
Alice Krueger. Ms. Krueger is Chairman of the Board, and the
founder of Virtual Ability. She worked part time from home as...
EVO ViLLAGE - Virtual Language Learning and Gaming
Environments
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Mo...
Bernhard Drax - Draxtor Despres in SL
Bernhard Drax makes media for all occasions, including work in traditional feature d...
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Bryn Oh is the ghost artist of a Toronto oil painter. My interest in virtual worlds began with an attempt to
create an art...
Saffia Widdershins
Pauline Woolley
Owner and Editor of Prim Perfect, Second Life's first magazine for Homes
and Gardens, a...
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Zinnia Zauber
Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond is an artist, instructor, and superhero empowering peo...
Letizia Cinganotto - Immersive experiences in
Edmondo, the Italian Open Sim
PhD, Researcher at the Italian Institute for D...
John Orlando, PhD, is an associate director of faculty
support and professor at Northcentral University. He
has published ...
Kess Crystal - Creating Immersive Experiences & Virtual World Social
Responsbility
Marketing & PR Director - MadPea Produc...
Becky Adams, Elli Pinion in Second Life, has experience as an online student, course designer and online
instructor, assis...
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
G Ronnie Kraegel - Bridging Real World Awareness
With Second Life Experiences
Nonprofit Sustainability Consultant
A passio...
Vance Stevens - I've been involved in online learning since way
last century, as founder of a movement that became Webhead...
Linda Gielen is a Technology Facilitator and Advanced Computer Topics teacher at a
private all-boys private school. She ha...
Mircea Patrascu is an IT professional trying to help as many children as possible to discover the
beauty of computer progr...
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Dr. Barbara Poston-Anderson (Swords)
‘Producing Theatre in a Virtual World’
Since her retirement from the University of Te...
Helena Galani [ErlinaAzure] holds an RSA Diploma, M.A. ELT (Applied
Linguistics through Corpora for Teacher Education purp...
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Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SL...
Scott P. Anstadt aka Ewan Bonham in Second Life
Ph.D, LCSW, IABMCP teaches in the Department of Social
Work at Florida Gul...
Organizers
Drs. Doris Molero, Nancy L. Zingrone, and Nellie Deutsch
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Second Life MOOC for 2016

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The third annual Second Life MOOC (SLMOOC16) will take place from April 1-30, 2016 on WizIQ (click here to access the course). The theme of the current MOOC is “Connecting in Virtual Worlds. Communities of Practice” There is a plethora of communities in virtual worlds promoting education and learning through connecting online via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through virtual worlds like Second Life, .Minecraft, or OpenSim. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

SLMOOC16 is for educators, schools, and public and private businesses that wish to provide training in virtual worlds. Weekly badges and a final certificate of completion will be available for free.

Join us https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13RvFsrRPtbHk8nk3Tq3GPMF3pOfD9mxlT5Rk-zSVmKo/

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Second Life MOOC for 2016

  1. 1. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC The third annual Second Life MOOC (SLMOOC16) will take place from April 1-30, 2016 on WizIQ (click here to access the course). The theme of the current MOOC is Connecting for Learning in Virtual Worlds. There is a plethora of communities in virtual worlds promoting education and learning through connecting online via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through virtual worlds like Second Life, Minecraft, or OpenSim. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. SLMOOC16 is for educators, schools, and public and private businesses that wish to provide training in virtual worlds. Weekly badges and a final certificate of completion will be available for free. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Webinars | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  2. 2. Sponsors The Azire Organization Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Webinars | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  3. 3. Organizers of SLMOOC16 Dr. Doris Molero (Pionia Destiny) Dr. Nancy Zingrone (Maggie Larimore) Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Nellie Homewood) Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Webinars | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  4. 4. Doris Molero (Ed.D) a.k.a Pionia Destiny combines teaching as a way to learn, education technology, and teaching for peace. Passionate about language learning, instructional design and related educational technologies, specifically 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments for situated, experiential learning. She has been in Second life since 2007. Back then she was invited to participate by the Webheads in Action in EVO Village, since then she has been part of different communities of practice like VWBPE, Camelot project, Edunation, NANEC, Virtual Pioneers, Virtlantis, and different roleplay communities as Avilion, Sylvhara and Artstonia. She has brought her students to SL for different projects. You can visit her URBE EFL Center in Edunation. Together with Nancy and Nellie ,she organized the first SLMOOC in 2014. http://www.doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com http://pioniadestiny.blogspot.com Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  5. 5. Nancy L. Zingrone got her PhD in psychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is a research psychologist who combines her thirty-year fascination with exceptional experiences with her passion for teaching. Dr. Zingrone is a part-time Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Northcentral University, an eager member of Dr. Nellie Deustch’s various teaching and learning networks, a Moodle and WizIQ facilitator, a community land manager and the curator of The AZIRE Library and Learning Center, both in the Chilbo Community in Second Life. Zingrone blogs on Thinking about Learning and uploads tutorials and other goodies to her YouTube channel, Teaching and Learning Online. Her contributions to psychology with her colleague and husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, have appeared in such journals as Imagination, Cognition and Personality, and History of Psychiatry. She’s also published on her experiences in Second Life called “Maggie Larimore and Me” in an article in the June 2013 issue of the Virtual Education Journal. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  6. 6. Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is an education technology advisor, English faculty member in blended learning and fully online programs at a university and faculty on leadership fully online in the transpersonal graduate programs at Atlantic University. She’s on the IATEFL YLTSIG, EDMedia executive and planning, WAOE, TESOL CALL-IS, HEIS and SSIS committees. Nellie has been teaching English in high school and at the college level for over 35 years and integrating technology since 1992. She organizes free online programs for educators on how to manage and teach with Moodle and integrate technology into face-to-face, blended, and fully online courses, MOOCs, online conferences (Connecting Online and Moodle MOOTs), webinars, and other online events such as Fall and Spring Blog Festivals. She is passionate about using technologies such as Moodle, WizIQ, Knovio, Movenote, PresentMe, Slidespeech, Screencast-o-matic, and google drive to promote active collaborative learning and teaching as a way to learn. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  7. 7. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  8. 8. Dr. Valerie Hill received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in 2007 and a PhD in Library and Information Science in 2012. Valerie is a library and information science educator with a research focus on the intersection of information literacy and global digital participatory culture. She has taught at all age levels, served as a school librarian, and is a National Writing Project trainer. Working in virtual worlds for the past decade, her focus has been providing virtual world resources and archiving immersive learning experiences through machinima. For the past decade, she has worked on embedding information literacy (particularly digital citizenship) in curriculum, online learning platforms, and virtual worlds. Her 5th Grade Technology Club designed and built a Digital Citizenship Game in Minecraft. Valerie has presented at conferences both physically and virtually and currently serves as the President of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life. Her name in virtual spaces is Valibrarian. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  9. 9. Scott Merrick, Scottmerrick Oh in Second Life, Scott Merrick in OpenSim, is Associate Virtualization Engineer at MNPS Virtual School in Nashville, Tennessee. He also teaches 6, 7, and 8th grade Social Studies online and serves as Advisor for Middle Schoolers and 9th graders. Co-founder of the ISTE SIGVE, now ISTE Virtual Environments Network, he has been a vocal proponent of Virtual Worlds in the service of learning and teaching since he discovered them back in the day. As a member of the leadership teams of both the ISTE Online Learning Network and ISTE VEN, he contributes to community and innovation in both and enjoys watching and nurturing the growth of both. See his about.me presence to connect. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  10. 10. Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield, in Second Life) is a Technology Coordinator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC in Western New York. My primary role is to do hands on professional development workshops inspiring teachers to use technology to enhance learning and increase productivity. My Virtual Environment ventures are many. I am the Co-Chair of ISTE’s Virtual Environments Network. I am also one of the founders of the Virtual Pioneers. This group uses Second Life to explore history and culture. Last but not least I have been the project director for the OpenSim Islands of Enlightenment Projects. These projects are a NY State Dept. of Education funded project where students learn about history themes through OpenSim. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  11. 11. Linda Rogers is an arts management professional and virtual worlds evangelist. Believing it is the responsibility of cultural institutions to educate their audience and provide professional development for artists, arts education has always been a part of her mandate whether in education specific or organizational leadership roles (Opera Ontario, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Soundstreams Canada, Toronto Philharmonia, VIBE Arts). Linda discovered Second Life through her participation in Howard Rheingold’s Brainstorms Community and started her investigation of music in Second Life in 2006. Music Island was founded as a collective for music educators and music professionals in November 2009. Since that time, she has coordinated a weekly series of musical presentations, workshops and public education events. She has presented at Technology in the Arts, Virtual Praxis, VWBE, TransX Symposium and published in Arts Management Journal and Humanity+. In addition Linda has served as a Community T.A. on Vanderbilt University’s MOOC “Online Gaming: New Media, Literature and Narrative” (Dr. Jay Clayton) a course that is delivered in part in the Online Game “Lord of the Rings Online”. Since taking the course 2 years ago, she has become a kinship officer with two level 100 characters. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  12. 12. Alice Krueger. Ms. Krueger is Chairman of the Board, and the founder of Virtual Ability. She worked part time from home as a technical writer and editor for an education research firm for five years using adaptive office equipment. As a woman with Multiple Sclerosis, she found it increasingly difficult to participate in her real life community. No longer able to leave home to work, volunteer, or socialize with friends, she turned to virtual worlds to fulfill these basic human needs. Ms. Krueger is the mother of three young adults with disabilities and has been a special education teacher. Ms. Krueger’s avatar in Second Life® is Gentle Heron. Gentle can stand and walk without crutches. What Second Life means to me, with Gentle Heron Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  13. 13. EVO ViLLAGE - Virtual Language Learning and Gaming Environments Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC In January/ February 2016 a group of 15 experienced language educators met to develop language learning games in Second Life. Over a period of 5 weeks they shared their expertise in a MOOC organised in the framework of the EVO sessions run by TESOL’s CALL-IS (Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section). They were joined by some 101 participants eager to learn how to build and script communication games. Heike Phip Randall Sadler Carol Rainbow Barbara McQueen Dr. Doris Molero Shelwyn Corrigan Edith Paillat Helena Galani Ann Nowak Hazel Workman Nuno Lanca Jens Nerido Helen Myers Christel Schneider Dennis Newson
  14. 14. Bernhard Drax - Draxtor Despres in SL Bernhard Drax makes media for all occasions, including work in traditional feature documentary, public broadcasting, interactive web design and music production. A champion of user-created digital content he is well known for the mixed-reality documentary series "The Drax Files: World Makers" on YouTube. Bernhard has delivered trans-media concepts using the immersive Second Life platform for clients such as MIT, the MacArthur Foundation and for the Emmy nominated PBS project "Deep Down: The Virtual Mine". For the US Department of State he documented their unique "Kansas to Cairo" student exchange program between Cairo and Los Angeles, which was facilitated through various online platforms. From 1999 to 2001 Bernhard worked as news producer and engineer at KPFK Radio in Los Angeles and from 2002 to 2004 Bernhard served as news director at NPR member station KAZU in Pacific Grove. He was instrumental in transforming the local news operation by producing high quality local content as well as training reporters and technical staff. Bernhard wrote the score for the feature documentary "Login2Life", which was released internationally in 2013 after having a successful run on German public broadcasting network ZDF and Austrian channel ORF. He wrote and produced a cross-over arrangement of Bizet's "Habanera" from the Carmen opera, which became the basis for the viral "MeTube" music video by artist August Schram. MeTube was nominated at the Sundance Film Festival 2014 as well as the LA music video awards and won the 2013 German webvideopreis and the Vienna Shorts Award, followed by "MeTube2" at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 [featuring his work with the Bavarian State Opera Munich]. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  15. 15. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOCSyllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Gina Pickersgill -- Nina Lancaster in SL Gina Pickersgill, also known as Nina Lancaster in Second Life is a Transpersonal- Lifecoach (aka Virtual NLP Coach). Gina uniquely transforms lives enabling clients to express their soul purpose by following their true path using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Hypnosis, Life-coaching and Intuitive Guidance via email, Skype, 3D virtual worlds and face-to-face consultations. For more information see: App - The Healing Pool The Virtual Coach: Gina's YouTube Channel An article about Gina's work in Second Life Gina's work with clients using Skype Another article about Gina's work
  16. 16. Bryn Oh is the ghost artist of a Toronto oil painter. My interest in virtual worlds began with an attempt to create an artist unaligned with a RL identity. The idea was to see if a pixel character could become successful and accepted as an artist in real life alongside flesh and blood ones. I see what I do in virtual worlds as the frontier to a new medium with the capability to create unique forms of art. Since the project began in 2009 Bryn's work has been shown at Nuit Blanche, the World Expo in Shanghai (Madrid Pavilion), with IBM, in movies such as "My avatar and me" or in projects with people such as director Peter Greenaway (Big Bang) and artist Stelarc. A Web3D Conference presenter in Paris, France as well as profiled on RAI TV in Italy and Art21. Bryn exhibits in various Universities worldwide and is also on the syllabus of many. The subject of three Thesis works (http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/1031/ ) and has three times received a New Media grant from the Canadian Government. Bryn was written about in Vogue magazine (Italy) and exhibited at a museum in Rome(RL -Museo in Commune) as well as the Santa Fe new media festival. Exhibited at the 17th Biennial de Cerveira in Portugal as well as with European director Peter Greenaway on Dance of Death an installation in Basil Switzerland. Another recent collaboration with Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke for a show at exhibition hall of the Moscow Manege Museum entitled the Golden age of the Russian Avant-Garde. Currently exhibiting a retrospective at the Art & Algorithms digital festival in Titusville, Florida. Upcoming exhibitions (2015) include "Obedience" at The Jewish Museum in Berlin. It's been interesting. SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immersiva/16/103/21 https://www.youtube.com/user/BrynOh?feature=mhee Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  17. 17. Saffia Widdershins Pauline Woolley Owner and Editor of Prim Perfect, Second Life's first magazine for Homes and Gardens, and producer and presenter of Designing Worlds - the show for design and designers in Virtual Worlds. Her most recent venture is Lab Chat, produced as an association between Second Life residents working in media, and Linden Lab. In real life, Pauline Woolley, the typist behind Saffia Widdershins, is a consultant and videographer for organisations (nonprofit and educational) working in Second Life. Pauline/Saffia remains passionately committed to creating communities in Second Life and virtual worlds, and to developing creative opportunities in developing inworld virtual media. “E-publishing has enabled the democratisation of the novel,” she says. “Virtual reality has the power to do the same for narrative in film. And we are only just beginning.” Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  18. 18. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Martha Eugenia Lino Eugenia Calderón Eugenia Calderón (Martha Eugenia Lino en RL) is the owner of "Spanish with Eugenia" in Second Life, a teaching facility in the Chilbo Community on the mainland. She is a Spanish teacher with six years experience in real life and six years in Second Life. She teaches classes in basic, intermediate and advanced Spanish. In addition to writing her own textbooks, incorporating "field trips" to Spanish-language sites and sims in Second Life, she also coordinates plays and presentations, sometimes written by her students, and also portrayed by her students as an exercise in using Spanish. More recently she has begun to teach Spanish on the Escape Playground in the virtual world, DigiWorldZ. For more information see: Eugenia's Facebook page Eugenia's biography on blogspot.com Eugenia Calderón's YouTube Channel
  19. 19. Zinnia Zauber Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond is an artist, instructor, and superhero empowering people to be their best virtual and tangible self by advancing excellence, exceptional pursuits, and individualism through creative expression and encouraging instruction with inspired results. Renne has actively taught college level fine art and digital media for over twenty-two years, and her company, unique as you, specializes in color perception, intention, and utilization to create motivating, engaging experiences with innovative identity development, marketing, social media, events, and immersive environments for businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, organizations, and communities. Renne creates art, apparel, and virtual goods embracing the power of brilliant hues, uniqueness, and acceptance. Focused on the evolution of intelligence, role models, and superheroes, Renne earned her Bachelors of Science in Art at Lewis & Clark College and her Masters of Fine Art in Visual Art at Vermont College at Norwich University. In 2009, she graduated from the first pioneering class of the University of Washington Certificate in Virtual Worlds Program. She is an award winning artist, educator, nonprofit establisher, board member, and Arts advocate who only uses her superpowers for good. She has been teaching virtual world use since 2008 with University of Washington, Peninsula College, Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference at the National Defense University, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conferences. New Media Consortium, TechSoup Global, Nonprofit Commons, Virtual Ability, Rockcliffe University Consortium, Second Life Community Conferences, GeekGirlCon, and Arizona State University. Renne is the Chair of the Nonprofit Commons Mentors and applies virtual networking, fundraising, exhibition and education creation as a board member of several nonprofits. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  20. 20. Letizia Cinganotto - Immersive experiences in Edmondo, the Italian Open Sim PhD, Researcher at the Italian Institute for Documentation, Innovation, Educational Research. Former teacher of English, teacher trainer and author of digital contents. She had been working for several years at the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, dealing with issues relating to the Upper Secondary School Reform, with particular focus on foreign languages and on CLIL. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles and chapters in national and international peer-reviewed journals and an e-book in English with Daniela Cuccurullo at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/103563959/2016_Techno- CLIL_for_EVO2016 Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  21. 21. John Orlando, PhD, is an associate director of faculty support and professor at Northcentral University. He has published over 50 articles and delivered over 40 presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses on online education, teaching with technology, and social media. He has also created and taught a number of courses for faculty on education techniques for various colleges and universities, and edits the Online Classroom Newsletter. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  22. 22. Kess Crystal - Creating Immersive Experiences & Virtual World Social Responsbility Marketing & PR Director - MadPea Productions MadPea Productions produces immersive and stimulating gaming experiences within Second Life. Utilising the latest innovations they create adventures that place the avatar at the centre of the action from solving ciphers and puzzles to slaying beasts. With a team of 15 designers, creators and scripters from around the globe collaborating online in a virtual team they have produced almost 80 games over 7 years. They currently have 3 games live in Second Life. The Ghost Town, UNIA and their latest game, The Interview, which launched on 1st April. Kess will be discussing the tools MadPea utilises to create experiences in a virtual world as well as virtual collaborative working. In addition Kess will discuss how in-world virtual alliances in a social media platform such as SL can have a real life impact by presenting MadPea’s work with Live and Learn in Kenya NGO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UktSzlK17vg Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  23. 23. Becky Adams, Elli Pinion in Second Life, has experience as an online student, course designer and online instructor, assists her in managing the increasing demand of online courses at Second Life, holds a PhD in Education specializing in Instructional Technologies. She has taught online for over eight years for two universities. Her combination of educational and technical background, as we University of New Mexico, where she is the Director for Extended Learning Faculty Services & Online Course Development. She is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer, her online course, Theory and Practice of eLearning is Quality Matters Certified and she received a Director's Choice Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award in 2012. She has been introducing her UNM students to the possibilities of Virtual Worlds and education since 2008 and has been teaching in Second Life for three years. She has been honored to work with the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference as the Volunteer Chair for the past two years. Shannon Roberson Wildenstein has close to two decades of educating and training adults in various fields and settings. Learning her jobs through trial by fire, Shannon realized she loved working with adults as they learned the necessary knowledge to complete their jobs efficiently and effectively and apply new knowledge to their personal lives. In 2014, Shannon returned to the University of New Mexico to receive her Master’s Degree in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences. Shannon fell in love with online learning and learning in a virtual world setting. She has worked for the University at Extended Learning, where she assisted designers with designing and administering classes online, as well as a Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate courses for her department. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  24. 24. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Beth O’Connell, known as Beth Ghostraven in Second Life, is a middle school librarian on the East Coast of the US, teaching ages 11-14. For the past 5 years she has been a solo librarian, working without a library assistant. It’s been like going back in time to the 1960s, when most school librarians just checked books in and out. This year our district reinstated that position, so she’s looking forward to getting back to the 21st Century! Beth began using the virtual world of Second Life to network with other educators and librarians. Her involved with a variety of special interest groups in education has evolved to the point that she is one of the great publicists in virtual worlds, making sure her colleagues known what’s going on and where not just in Second Life, but in Open Sim worlds and in Minecraft. For more information check her blog or follow her Google+ page.
  25. 25. G Ronnie Kraegel - Bridging Real World Awareness With Second Life Experiences Nonprofit Sustainability Consultant A passionate advocate & supporter of sustainable communities and business with 30 years experience as a consultant, trainer, and business coach to nonprofits across the United States. As Namaara MacMoragh she can be found at Etopia Communities in Second Life sharing her passion for exploring new ways to collaborate. Visit http://greatkreations.com to learn more. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  26. 26. Vance Stevens - I've been involved in online learning since way last century, as founder of a movement that became Webheads in Action, still a robust community. I have been a coordinator of the TESOL / CALL-IS Electronic Village Online for almost 15 years and have moderated several 5-week online sessions there ranging from Multiliteracies and MOOCs to Minecraft. The latter has evolved into a thriving community of practice where educators can learn experientially about implementing gamification in their teaching practice and professional development, as well as a few tricks in Minecraft. In 2010, I started a weekly webinar series called Learning2gether. I teach EFL at the UAE Air College in Al Ain, UAE, where I'm fortunate to be working with fine colleagues who have been co-presenting with me in workshops at conferences worldwide. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  27. 27. Linda Gielen is a Technology Facilitator and Advanced Computer Topics teacher at a private all-boys private school. She has been working with MinecraftEdu since November 2011, where it is incorporated into the 6th grade Computer class curriculum to teach coding and in the 7th grade English curriculum for a creative writing project. Robert Ogorek is an ESL teacher interested in using Minecraft for teaching English Anna Jedryczko is from Cracow, Poland. She’s a teacher of Polish, programming and robotics at primary school. She likes mixing humanities with new technology. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  28. 28. Mircea Patrascu is an IT professional trying to help as many children as possible to discover the beauty of computer programming. He privately teaches coding to elementary school kids using Minecraft and organizes events during "Europe code week", "Hour of Code" and "Scratch Day". He enrolled to EVO Minecraft MOOC to interact with teachers and to discover new ways of using Minecraft in education, to apply them in the computer club he is setting up at his children's school. Rose Bard is an English teacher in Brazil with a B.A. in Literacy Pedagogy specialized in children and adult education and pursuing a B.A in Computer Science Teaching and an M.A. in ICT. She’s iTDi mentor and a leader of Google for Educators in her city. She encourages teachers to experiment and evaluate the experience through reflection. She believes that it is important to create the space for students to reflect on their own learning and those reflective moments enrich the teacher’s understanding of their own practice. Jeff Kuhn is a Lecturer in the ELIP program at Ohio University. An avid gamer, Jeff is a Minecraft expert and studies games/game design as a PhD candidate at Ohio University. Find him across the web as jkuhn72 Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  29. 29. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Shelwyn Corrigan has a Master's in Linguistics, a Master's in Digital Media & Learning, and certification in Multimedia Studies. She has worked in digital design since 1994. In addition, she has taught ESL and EFL in Europe, South America and at universities in California and New York. Her interests are in teaching pronunciation, academic oral skills and the integration of new media in the classroom. She is a media consultant and web designer, and has taught at the University of San Francisco since 2001. In 2011 she won the USF award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, and in 2013 she won the USF Team Innovation Award. Shelwyn teaches graduate courses in the Digital Media and Learning Program and for the new online MA TESOL Program at USF. She is currently working in machinima development for language learning and has recently launched a language school in the virtual world of Second Life. Her colleagues Laura Jeffcoat and Ana Gema Gallego Garcia will join her in the Learn It Town presentation. Shelwyn Corrigan Laura Jeffcoat Ana Gema Gallego Garcia
  30. 30. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Meridith Abarca, Professor, the University of Texas at El Paso also known in Second Life as Abarcam Janet Hill - Instructional Technologist, the University of Texas at El Paso also known in Second Life as Madeline McMinnar
  31. 31. Dr. Barbara Poston-Anderson (Swords) ‘Producing Theatre in a Virtual World’ Since her retirement from the University of Technology, Sydney, as an Associate Professor in drama education, Barbara (a.k.a Bajoy) has focused on developing theatre productions in Second Life. She is currently the Artistic Director of ACT (Avilion Cameo Theatre) in SL and is the author of ‘Drama: Learning Connections in Primary Schools’. In addition, she has produced professional theatre productions in real life. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  32. 32. Helena Galani [ErlinaAzure] holds an RSA Diploma, M.A. ELT (Applied Linguistics through Corpora for Teacher Education purposes), certification in Adult Education, the skills of Teacher Training, and in advanced ICT skills. She has been implementing CALL into her teaching for more than 27 years in the fields of TEFL, with YL language schools and Adult Education Centre in Greece, formal assessment bodies, on UK University EAP courses or as private tutor. To facilitate language learning through TBL and PBL, she is passionate about the use of Moodle, VW, blogging and Web tools. As EduNation resident and CAMELOT Award winner in 2015, Helena supports the educational use of SL environment with learner and teacher machinima. As moderator during this year’s EVO ViLLAGE, Helena presented on the usefulness of designing board games and Interactive Scenarios in ELT through Virtual Environment. At conventions, she has been presenting different aspects on the interdisciplinary value of VWs in language teaching. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  33. 33. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Charles (Kip) Boahn English Language Teaching, E-Learning, Intercultural communication, intensive courses, lifelong learning, Immersive learning environments. Is owner of the Oxford School for English (Austria: Krems & Zwettl). Offer and facilitate a variety of English language learning opportunities including online and offline courses/lessons - for students and teachers at the secondary and tertiary level, business professionals, hobby/lifelong learners, etc. Is known for Language Learning and Teaching in Virtual Worlds, the creation of Virtlantis in Second Life, teaches several long-term EFL/ESL classes, facilitates virtual world language learning projects for universities, and promotes language appreciation and intercultural awareness.
  34. 34. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Christel Schneider is founder and managing director of CSiTrain. Until 2012 she was EU project manager and director of the ICC international language association. Prior to this she worked as head of the language department for the German adult education association in Schleswig Holstein. She also taught didactics and methodology, as a visiting lecturer at Hamburg University (Dept. of Education) for over ten years and has run numerous teacher trainer seminars both on a national and international level. Her experience in online training stretches over a period of more than fifteen years. This includes working as an online tutor for the Institute of Education at the University of London, ABACUS Learning Systems (UK) and as a guest tutor on an online course (train the ‘online’ trainer) at the Northern Illinois University. She developed a series of training courses for online trainers for ABACUS Learning Systems and set up and delivered an online teacher training course for Cornelsen Publishing. Christel was involved in various EU projects in training and learning in 3D worlds (Lancelot/ Avalon/ EUROVERSITY) and was responsible for material development, course evaluation and course observation in these projects. She is presently an associate partner in the CAMELOT project and the EUROVERSITY project.
  35. 35. Scott P. Anstadt aka Ewan Bonham in Second Life Ph.D, LCSW, IABMCP teaches in the Department of Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fl. He has taught courses in advanced clinical practice, groups, social policy, mental health, chemical dependency, gerontology, spirituality, and research. Diversity and social justice issues inspired outreach work bringing intergenerational and multicultural competency to focus in community projects. His work has extended to the use of virtual worlds for worldwide social networking between disabled adults as well as those with mobility challenges. Student course assignments in Second Life help students experience community and cultures in an immersive setting. Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  36. 36. Organizers Drs. Doris Molero, Nancy L. Zingrone, and Nellie Deutsch Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Webinars | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC Syllabus | Presenters | WizIQ Area | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
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