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Second Life Teacher's Toolkit

A brief, half hour presentation for the School of Dentistry Bootcamp series, reduced from a 2 hour session taught in Second Life during Enriching Scholarship 2008.

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Second Life Teacher's Toolkit

  1. 1. Second Life Teacher’s Toolkit PF Anderson, a.k.a. Perplexity “Lexi” Peccable (SL)
  2. 2. Education as SL’s “killer app” <ul><li>“ Second Life removes the distance from the distance learning equation.” Joe Miller, quoted in “Is Second Life Learning’s Second Chance?” T+D (Training & Development): </li></ul>
  3. 3. SL for distance learning <ul><li>“ Even up to present, much of distance learning has been made time convenient but impersonal. Avatar-based virtual world education is highly interactive, providing the same convenience of not having to travel while providing a richer, more effective and more enjoyable experience. … Whether used for distance or classroom learning, the benefits of this rapidly expanding and adaptable virtual technology become manifest. The most common disadvantages that have existed in online education are now overcome.” Theodore Wright, Second Life as a Virtual Learning Environment. <> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education as a driver for SL <ul><li>“ I think five years, ten years from now, those few things that we couldn’ t have even imagined, all of that innovation will come out of the educator community itself. They will experiment, they’ l l push the boundaries, they’ l l quantify how it’ s being used as a learning platform and how it’ s teaching students in ways that they couldn’ t be taught before.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current trends - Orientation & training <ul><li>Robot-led new hire orientation: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current trends - Health skills <ul><li>MD to fight stress in Second Life: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting started <ul><li>15 minutes a day </li></ul>
  8. 8. Getting started <ul><li>Search for groups that interest you </li></ul>
  9. 9. Getting started <ul><li>Search for places that interest you </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting started <ul><li>Explore profiles </li></ul>
  11. 11. Getting started <ul><li>Explore profiles </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fundamental skills <ul><li>How to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a notecard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring images inworld </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use textures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress professionally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make & present slide shows </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Places to learn basics <ul><li>Academy for Second Learning </li></ul><ul><li>New Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Rockliffe University </li></ul><ul><li>TeaZers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Groups to join to learn <ul><li>Academy for Second Learning </li></ul><ul><li>New Citizens, Inc </li></ul><ul><li>NMC (New Media Consortium) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Calendars <ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inworld educational communities <ul><li>College Professors </li></ul><ul><li>Educator's Coffee House </li></ul><ul><li>Educators Coop </li></ul><ul><li>EduSharers </li></ul><ul><li>Edutwitterverse </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive Education </li></ul><ul><li>NMC Guests </li></ul><ul><li>NMC Teachers Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Open Education in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Open SLedware </li></ul><ul><li>Picayune SLEDHeads </li></ul><ul><li>* Real Life Education in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Academics </li></ul><ul><li>SLEdu Events </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Networking Center </li></ul>
  17. 17. Regular events <ul><li>ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>Metanomics </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive Education </li></ul>
  18. 18. Outworld Communities & Resources <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Email groups </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences, events, meetups </li></ul>
  19. 19. Blogs <ul><li>SLED Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Folks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fleep Tuque: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desideria Stockton: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jokay Wollagong: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KJ Hax: </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Wikis <ul><li>Second Life Education Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life in Education: </li></ul>
  21. 21. SIMTeach <ul><li>1 Getting Started: Frequently Asked Questions and Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>2 Programs for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>3 Institutions and Organizations in SL </li></ul><ul><li>4 Competitions </li></ul><ul><li>5 Press, Blogs & Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>6 Second Life Mailing Lists, Blogs and Forums </li></ul><ul><li>7 In-World Groups </li></ul><ul><li>8 Educational Pricing on Private Islands </li></ul><ul><li>9 Academic Research </li></ul><ul><li>10 Classroom Management, Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>11 Teaching Resources </li></ul><ul><li>12 Educational Locations in Second Lifes in Second Life </li></ul>
  22. 22. Email groups <ul><li>SLED: </li></ul><ul><li>More: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. SLBPE <ul><li>Second Life Best Practices in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki archive: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video archive: second-life-best- practices-education- archives </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. UM - Wolverine Island <ul><li>How to get access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join: Wolverine-Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get an invitation from: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Memetic Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perplexity Peccable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(drop a notecard in their inventory, or IM if they are online) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. UM resources - Inworld groups <ul><li>Wolverine-Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives access and notices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SLUM Brown Bags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives notices, not access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathers groups for tours off of Wolverine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UM in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives notices, not access </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. UM resources - Outworld <ul><li>Wiki: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr: </li></ul>
  27. 27. More <ul><li>ISTE: </li></ul><ul><li>NMC: </li></ul><ul><li>Future Forces Affecting Education: </li></ul>

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A brief, half hour presentation for the School of Dentistry Bootcamp series, reduced from a 2 hour session taught in Second Life during Enriching Scholarship 2008.


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