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SLMOOC17: About the Presenters

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The fourth annual Second Life MOOC (SLMOOC17) https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114 will take place from June 1-30, 2017 on Moodle for Teachers (click here to access SLMOOC). 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.

SLMOOC17 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.

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SLMOOC17: About the Presenters

  1. 1. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  2. 2. The fourth annual Second Life MOOC (SLMOOC17) will take place from June 1-30, 2017. 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. SLMOOC17 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 | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  3. 3. Sponsors The Azire Library & Learning Center Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  4. 4. Organizers of SLMOOC17 Dr. Doris Molero (Pionia Destiny) Dr. Nancy Zingrone (Maggie Larimore) Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Nellie Homewood) Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  5. 5. 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 organized the first SLMOOC in 2013. http://www.doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com http://pioniadestiny.blogspot.com Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  6. 6. 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 Deutsch’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 and the SLMOOC Headquarters, 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 the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, History of Psychiatry, and Imagination, Cognition and Personality. She’s also published on her experiences in Second Life in an article in the June 2013 issue of the Virtual Education Journal called “Maggie Larimore and Me.” Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  7. 7. Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is an education technology consultant and mentor to schools, organizations, and educators worldwide. She’s an English teacher at a public school, teacher and organizer of blended learning and fully online programs and faculty at the University of Phoenix. She’s on EDMedia executive and planning committee and WAOE and TESOL CALL-IS EVO committees. Nellie has been teaching English in high school and college level for over 35 years and in blended learning formats 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 at Moodle for Teachers and IT4ALL. She is passionate about using technologies such as Moodle, WizIQ, PresentMe, Slidespeech, Screencast-o-matic, and google drive to promote active project-based collaborative learning and teaching as a way to learn. She’s been co-organizitng SLMOOC with Nancy Zingrone and Doris Molero since it started in 2013. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  8. 8. Beth S. O’Connell, M.Ed., known as Beth Ghostraven in virtual worlds, is a middle school librarian on the East Coast of the US, teaching ages 11- 14. This is her 19th year of facilitating information literacy and inspiring immersion in stories, in whatever format they are available. Beth began using the virtual world of Second Life to network with other educators and librarians. Her work 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 know what’s going on and where, not just in Second Life, but in Open Sim worlds and in Minecraft. She is the owner of Ghostraven Professional Attire, classic clothing for educators in SL; Communications Chair for the VWBPE Conference; Transcript Editor for the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable; Facilitator for the VSTE Virtual Environments PLN; and Communications Chair for the ISTE Virtual Environments Network. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  9. 9. John Herring (johannes1977 Resident in SL) Real life and current United States Marine Corps Officer, who did two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed in the war zones, I would take photos to show my view of the wars and the scenery. I love black and white photography, mixed with sepia and vintage tones in order to channel a vintage look. John is also the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and owner of Windlight Magazine at http://www.windlightmagazine.com, has an art show at The Rose Art Gallery called “Scenes from a War”. Additional photos are available at his Flickr account. John also created the "Postcards From BayCity Collection" for the Bay City Celebrations. Contact for this project is Marianne McCann. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  10. 10. Some Biographical Notes about Thinkerer Melville (Selby Evans, RL) 1. Phd, Texas Christian University 1964 2. Professor of psychology, Texas Christian University 1964-1990. Taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications, and systematic problem-solving. 3. Conducted research and operated a consulting business in psychological measurement, problem-solving, and computer applications in human behavior, supported by U. S. Military organizations, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and other government organizations. 4. Currently posting a blog, Virtual Outworlding, about Second Life and other Virtual worlds, with focus on art, video production, and the use of virtual worlds in education 5. Specialties: Intersection of behavioral sciences and modern technology Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  11. 11. Dr. Evelyn McElhinney (SL: Kali Pizzaro) is a Nurse Lecturer in the Nursing and Community Health Department of Glasgow Caledonian’s School of Health and Life Sciences, Scotland. She completed her PhD on December 15th, 2016. The thesis, Living in 3D Social Virtual Worlds and the Influence on Health Literacy, Health Behaviour and Wellbeing included two studies. In this presentation she will discuss her study which investigated how being involved in 3D virtual world communities influenced people's ability to live and cope with their long term health conditions and improve wellbeing in the physical world. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  12. 12. Dieter Edward Heyne (Avatar: Edward Tarber) Dieter was born in 1966 and raised in Munich, Germany. Making first contact with computers and programming in 1981 set the course for a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Technical University in Munich in 1991. In parallel he founded his first consulting company in 1988, which is still in operation, specializing in software architecture and design as well as quality and security management. Since 2007 Dieter is a frequent Metaverse traveller through almost all available grids, evaluating their usability for education, collaboration and entertainment. To provide a safe, simple and reliable entry level access to the metaverse, he started to create his own web based virtual world platform from scratch ( http://www.cybalounge.com ) to be accessed from the browser without any installation and plug-ins. To provide a dedicated platform for educational uses, Dieter founded the METAVERSE SCHOOL in 2017 and plans to start operation later this year. A cooperation with a German college aims at providing a virtual learning environment for up to 40 student groups starting their courses next winter. Currently a prototype is designed and built by a group of nine students, which will be ready in July. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  13. 13. Jarosław Maciejewski, in the Second Life and Minecraft also known as NitroPL , he is M.Sc. in IT, where he takes a little bit of everything, but his main domain of interest is programming. He is in Second Life since 2014, when was on first Second Life MOOC. Currently associated with virtual campus in Second Life → Academia Electronica – The Jagiellonian University from Cracow, Poland, where he supports campus in IT things, helps new students in harnessing interface of SL, directs them to the appropriate lecture rooms, he also prepares tours for them, so they can explore interesting regions in virtual world outside campus. When he travels the SL world looking for interesting place to present students, he makes photos which places them on profile his avatar on Facebook and Flickr. FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/jaroslaw.maciejewski NitroPL FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/nitropl.sl NitroPL on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nitropl/albums NitroPL YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nitrobys Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  14. 14. 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 | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  15. 15. Scott Merrick, Scottmerrick Oh in Second Life, Scott Merrick in OpenSim, is Associate Virtualization Engineer at MNPS Virtual School in Nashville, Tennessee. This past year he has been teaching inner-city students in a K-4 Computer Lab and he looks forward to his new RW assignment for 2017-18, whatever that will be. 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. At ISTE17 in San Antonio, TX, please seek him out for your free hug. And add the ISTE Virtual Environments and Games & Simulations Networks Playground to your ISTE17 schedule! See his about.me presence to connect. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC
  16. 16. 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. Valerie has presented at conferences both physically and virtually and currently serves as the President of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life. A current project is a virtual world database of learning environments and communities. Her name in virtual spaces is Valibrarian. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  17. 17. 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 seven 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: https://www.facebook.com/martha.e.lino/ https://www.facebook.com/spanishwitheugenia/ http://spanishwitheugenia.blogspot.mx/ https://www.facebook.com/spanishlanguagelearningatescape/ Eugenia Calderón's YouTube Channel Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  18. 18. James T. Abraham, Ph.D. aka Calisto Encinal in SL and El Profesor in DW El Profesor has been living in virtual worlds since 2006. He has taught in Second Life as Calisto Encinal since 2007. In the spring of 2009, he completed a sabbatical in which he created an interactive, immersive Mexican village in Second Life. His current pedagogical interests include the use and creation of virtual worlds for education, serious gaming and innovation in the classroom. Escape is his latest and most ambitious project. He holds a BA in Spanish and International Studies, University of Wisconsin- Platteville, MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures, The University of Arizona. Dr. Abraham has been a residential faculty member at Glendale Community College, AZ since 1998. He teaches a variety of introductory and intermediate Spanish classes in several formats including face-to-face, online, hybrid and in the virtual world. He has received several grants and speaking/workshop invitations for his work in educational technology. http://web.gccaz.edu/~jamtc53471 | http://jtabraham.org/escape Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  19. 19. Niela Miller/ Marly Milena Niela Miller, M.S. Education/Communications Gestalt therapist, composer, musician, artist, actor, educator, trainer, coach, facilitator. In SL since 2007. Founder: Octagon:Creative Exploration/ Facilitator: Adventures in Lifelong Learning, Whole Brain Health. See www.peoplesystemspotential.com for more. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  20. 20. Dr. Marie Vans (Amvan Lapis in SL) Integrating Virtual Worlds Experience into a SJSU iSchool EPortfolio Ph.D. Research Scientist at Hewlett-Packard An author of over 50 technical papers and holder of 20 U.S. patents, Vans started working at HP before college. The company supported her undergraduate studies and then hired her again after she received her PhD in computer science from Colorado State University. Vans first worked in software development in Fort Collins, Colorado, and then for HP Labs in Haifa, Israel where among other projects she developed an image inspection algorithm deployed in today’s Indigo commercial printing presses. Now back in Fort Collins, Vans works in HP’s Print Adjacencies and 3D Lab. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  21. 21. Alyse Dunavant-Jones Alyse Dunavant-Jones has known since high school that she wanted to be a librarian, and that the MLIS degree was part of the path to achieving her goal. After volunteering in the local middle school library during high school, and then working in a public library in college, she graduated with a bachelors degree in English and a minor in Information Technology. Her interest in digital libraries remained strong, and she started looking at MLIS graduate schools. Shortly after entering the iSchool Dunavant-Jones became enraptured with archives, and knew she had to find a way to bridge all of her library and archives interests. She’s now halfway through the MLIS program exploring the best of both worlds. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  22. 22. Camie Rembrandt C. M. (Camie) Elias Camie is an independent e-learning professional. She holds a BA in History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (endorsed in E-Learning Pedagogy) from Aberta University, and is officially certified as Professional Trainer by the IEFP (Portugal). Camie is the owner of “Creative Learning Park” at Chilbo (Second Life) and the educational sim “Learning Lab” on Craft World. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  23. 23. Edith Paillat/ Cyber Placebo Language Technology Specialist at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand Edith specializes in educational technologies specifically related to language acquisition and teaching in higher education. More info on my activities and projects. Her special interests revolve around experiential and socio-constructivist learning theories and applying the use of Web 2.0 tools and 3D virtual environments to foster situated language learning. She strongly advocates Communities of Practice (CoPs), OPen Access and MOOCs as spaces for professional training as well as personal development. More information about 3D virtual environments and the Second Life Romance Language project. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  24. 24. 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 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  25. 25. Vance Stevens works as EFL English Faculty HCT / CERT / KBZAC in Al Ain, UAE. His online work includes founder of Webheads in Action, On the Internet editor for TESL-EJ, a podcast series Learning2gether with over 360 episodes, and since 2002 one of the coordinators of TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online. Vance is in his third year as founder / co-moderator of EVO Minecraft MOOC. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  26. 26. Marijana Smolcec English Teacher at Gimnazija Bernardina Frankopana, etwinning group moderator English and Croatian language teacher. I work with high schools students age 14-18 in the secondary school Gimnazija Bernardina Frankopana. On the coordination committee of TESOL-CALL-IS Electronic Village Online (EVO) Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  27. 27. DR CHRIS MOONEY-SINGH (AKA Singh Albatros),.(PhD, Monash University). Dr Mooney-Singh teaches in the MA Creative Writing Programme at Lasalle College of the Arts (Accred. Goldsmiths College, University of London) and is the founding publisher at Red Wheelbarrow Books and Director of the Writers Centre, Singapore. Since 2009 he has also been the Co-Director of Litup, Singapore, a seven-year-old indie literary arts festival. Chris’ has published several collections of poetry and fiction in anthologies. He also co- edited The Penguin Book of Christmas Poems.. Recently his verse novel Foreign Madam and the White Yogi was Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2015 (Unpublished Fiction MS category), and his second novel is awaiting publication. Chris has worked as a print journalist, a radio arts writer and presenter (Radio National ABC, Australia) and he has appeared at literary festivals in the UK, USA, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, South Korea and the Philippines. http://chrismooneysingh.com Photo: top SCOTT GRANT (AKA KAYLEE WEST), MA, Translation Studies(Monash University). Scott has been teaching Chinese language and culture at tertiary level for 20 years. He is the Coordinator of Chinese Introductory 1 & 2 and Chinese Online Media 1 & 2 and the creator of the Monash Chinese Island virtual language learning simulation in Second Life that has been part of the formal beginner level curriculum at Monash since 2008. In 2012. Scott was the Project Team Leader for OLT Seed Project funding that resulted in the Virtually Enhanced Languages (VEL) project. Research conducted as part of the project has resulted in two publications on task-based learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language and embodied cognition in 3D virtual environments to date. Scott has also conducted collaborative research and jointly published a number of papers on educational uses of 3D multi-user virtual environments (3D MUVEs) environments on topics including self-efficacy, cognitive skills, second language acquisition and foreign language anxiety. Scott is currently working on his PhD thesis on task-based foreign language and culture learning in virtual world environments. Photo: bottom left. JUDITH CULLEN AKA CALEDONIA SKYTOWER has over 25 years of experience as a theater designer, and administrator. Since 2008 she has worked as a volunteer presenting literature live in the virtual world of Second Life ©, logging in over 900 hours to benefit a variety of charities as part of Seanchai Library. She currently works in both virtual and corporeal worlds as a narrator, artist, author, and as a consultant and contractor to non-profits arts organizations. Photo: bottom right Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  28. 28. Elizabeth Hernández / Ehdem76 Resident Hola, Soy de Venezuela, Estoy en Second life desde el año 2011. Inicio mis aventuras con el Grupo Exploradores SL Desde el año 2015 aún activa realizando excursiones grupales por estos mundos y prestando ayuda voluntaria en Aprender de Tod@s y Ayuda Virtual Grupo de Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537135486532070/ Pagina https://www.facebook.com/Aprender-de-Todos-Ayuda-en-Second-Life- 644256465619061/ https://www.aprendertodos.tk/ Exploradores SL http://exploradoressl.blogspot.com/ Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  29. 29. Lynne Berrett/Lissena (aka Wisdomseeker) Lynne Berrett, MA+, MSW, is the owner of Inspiration Island in Second Life and Executive Director of Whole Brain Health, the virtual arm of the nonprofit Ageless Mind Project whose mission is to educate and provide programs that promote ongoing brain health and well being especially for people over age 50. She is certified in an evidence-based approach to brain wellness that, combined with her coach training in positive psychology and her 35 years as a psychotherapist, has led to her developing an innovative brain training program in SL. Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  30. 30. Dr. Barbara Poston-Anderson (Swords) (a.k.a. Bajoy) ‘The Deep Divide’--Songs, Letters & Memories from the American Civil War (an ACT performance) 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. Second Life MOOC 2017 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  31. 31. 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 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17
  32. 32. Xenia Bastet is the virtual world avatar of artist, Gina Marie Lewis. Her reason for being is to broaden the scope of exploration and interaction within creative, intellectual and conscious communities. The avatar, Xenia, was born on June 30, 2016, with the intention of creating spaces in virtual worlds through which she could research, experiment and prototype innovative concepts that can be applicable in the physical world. Xenia’s mission is to share the experiences and the resources that promote these goals and a healthy & sustainable life for avatars and the humans who experience the virtual world through them. Gina Marie Lewis’s most recent artwork focuses on the process of being sustainable, through acts of creativity, and community engagement. Her current projects seek to employ her artwork in a quest for tangible positive impact in toward innovative resolutions to real world problems. Gina was born in Columbus, GA in 1965. She is a mixed media artist with 20+ years of professional experience, holding a Master of Fine Arts degree from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Cultural Studies and Studio Art, from Norwich University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art, and the Studio Arts Coordinator, at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD teaching courses in Painting, Printmaking, Integrated Studios and Digital Media Arts. More information can be found on www.ginamarielewis.co Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17 Gina A. Lewis / XeniaBastet
  33. 33. Organizers Drs. Doris Molero, Nancy L. Zingrone, Nellie Deutsch Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17 Syllabus | Presenters | Second Life Area | Moodle Certificate Area | Live Sessions | YouTube | Facebook | #SLMOOC17

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