Nmc Mashup Symposium: SaLamander 2008

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Here is the presentation that I did for the NMC Symposium on Mashups in early April 2008 on the SaLamander Project in Second Life

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Nmc Mashup Symposium: SaLamander 2008

  1. 1. The S a L amander Project A Second Life Education Community Resource
  2. 2. SaLamander is a resource SaLamander Wiki … that connects Second Life to three web-based tools for the purposes of adding personal and community value.
  3. 4. SaLamander is a resource for <ul><li>… better collecting and finding top SLED materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Voting </li></ul>
  4. 5. SaLamander is a resource for <ul><li>… better focusing discussion and providing a systematic process for educators to select the best SLED materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging language & typology of 3D learning </li></ul><ul><li>Vetting process by expert educators </li></ul><ul><li>Increased analytic tools to compare & contrast </li></ul>
  5. 6. SaLamander is a resource for <ul><li>… disseminating top SLED materials to the larger academic community. </li></ul><ul><li>The wiki : focusing WHAT is in SL worth exploring and WHY. Educators vote, discuss, and portray noteworthy SLED materials. </li></ul><ul><li>MERLOT : showcasing the best peer-reviewed SL materials alongside another 18,000 learning objects. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Make SaLamander Tracks! <ul><li>As you crawl through SL, use the HUD to index SLED materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own Sloog page </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the SaLamander Wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in the MERLOT vetting process. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Make SaLamander Tracks! <ul><li>As you crawl through SL, use the HUD to index SLED materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own Sloog page </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the SaLamander Wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in the MERLOT vetting process. </li></ul>
  8. 9. The SaLamander’s next moves <ul><li>SLED builder feedback surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the Sloog-to-wiki transfer rate </li></ul><ul><li>Paying content area experts to review and improve wiki entries </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a “Best of SaLamander” Showcase for SLCC08 </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the HUD questions and categories </li></ul>

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