VET Connections in a Virtual World Multimedia networking Presented by Simon Brown, SkillsTech Australia stonemasonry teacher. 29 th October 2008 For the SkillsTech Australia Professional Development Committee at Acacia Ridge, Queensland
Connecting At Work
Connecting @ Work Multimedia networking Simon Brown Stonemasonry teacher, SkillsTech Australia
Connecting @ Work <ul><li>An introduction to Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>The VeMentoring Videolinq archive </li></ul><ul><li>Simon’s LT08 slidecast preview </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube </li></ul><ul><li>Useful websites </li></ul>
An introduction to Second Life: Jokaydia Island is a virtual space owned by Jokay Wollongong. In this eight-minute video, Jokay introduces Second Life and explains how Jokaydia Island is used by educators. Click to view Jokay and Sean’s Youtube video: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=FZAj8Cg4bLo
Youth Week 2008 Queensland Island in Second Life - setting for the Youth Week 2008 forum Available for hire by Qld Govt agencies Ideal for SkillsTech Australia activities: Staff training Meeting clients Educational use Building design 3D walk-throughs Maria Wendt will explain more at the VeMentoring videoconference Thursday 6 th Nov (2008) 3-4pm
VeM archive If you miss Maria Wendt’s VeMentoring network videoconference, then you can drop in later at the Videolinq Mediasite catalogue, where the VeMentoring videoconferences are archived. The site address is http://mediasite.videolinq.tafe.net/mediasite/Catalog/Front.aspx?cid =3e821da3-7686-4d2b-ac0d-06ea682b91f6 Otherwise use the Tiny URL http://tinyurl.com/VeM-archive
Videolinq media streaming: Martha Goldman’s TROPIC presentation over Videolinq for the VeMentoring network in May this year.
My Slidespace Next week, I’ll be sharing a case study in how I’m using free online social networking tools to connect with apprentices, their employers and tradesmen. I’ve posted a teaser at http://tinyurl.com/ozi-connect Or: http://www.slideshare.net/ozi/using-online-social-networking-tools-to-connect-with-clients-presentation-668854
LT2008: Learning Connections The Learning Technologies 2008 conference runs 5-7 November Its theme is “Learning Connections” It features: Two keynote addresses Seven featured presentations Ten case studies Six workshops
Extending the conference Visit the Learning Technologies 2008 Ning network, extending the conference at http://lt2008.ning.com
Connecting with video clips Teachertube is a free videoclip repository similar to Youtube, but with a K-12 education focus.
I’ve only added one video to Teachertube – about a water pump – 1300 views!
Yammer Yammer is a free online microblogging service restricted to those who share your work email address.
Microblogging at Work Short, regular updates in response to the question “What are you working on?”
Yammer Update often Follow other members Follow hash tags
<ul><li>An introduction to Second Life http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=FZAj8Cg4bLo </li></ul><ul><li>The VeMentoring Videolinq archive http://tinyurl.com/VeM-archive </li></ul><ul><li>Simon’s LT08 slidecast preview http://www.learningtechnologies.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube http://www.teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Useful websites http://yammer.com </li></ul>Connecting @ Work