[SLED] Hmmm, I know I am knew to the list

Sarah Robbins intellagirl at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 05:33:04 PDT 2007

I agree Diane. We all have a "delete" button for a reason. I don't find
every discussion on the SLED list to be relevant to what I do and I simply
throw them away. Wading through discussions that I don't find helpful is far
outweighed by the value of the posts that do apply to what I'm working on.
Besides, when folks are grieving and trying to make sense of something
seemingly senseless it's just humane to step back and let people express
themselves whether you agree or not.
Perhaps the messages over the last week don't represent the whole of the
SLED list very effectively. If you've just joined sit back and save your
judgment for a bit. I've turned to this list for advice more times than I
can count and I've always received help.

On 4/23/07, Diane L. Good <dgood at kshs.org> wrote:
> Isn't the idea of Second Life that it is a community created by those
> who live there and use it?  If so, then all of these issues are valid
> for the list.  We cannot educate in a vacuum, nor should we try to
> ignore these issues.  All of what has happened at Virginia Tech and the
> reaction to it from private individuals, college students and faculty,
> and administrators who authorize (or cut) our projects in SL are
> impacted.  We have reached what anthropologists call a "culture crest"
> where we have advanced to a point that we can no longer go back to the
> "good old days" (and I, personally, would not care to do so).  In that
> regard, SL reflects RL.  Perhaps more important than what and how we
> teach on SL is the reality that we must educate users and potential
> users/funders/administrators as to the value of SL in teaching and
> reaching students and others.
> Let us discuss these issues since they all relate to how we educate,
> both in SL and in RL.  Regardless of our places on SL, events and
> reactions in RL will still impact us.  After all, SL was created by
> people who live primarily in RL.  It's all relevant.
> Diane (DiLou Slade--the museum geek)
> Nick Kearney wrote:
> >
> >
> > 2007/4/23, Jonathan Kazan <jonathan.kazan at gmail.com
> > <mailto:jonathan.kazan at gmail.com>>:
> >
> >     But are there moderators for the list?
> >
> >     I joined the list to be a part of a research and teaching network,
> >     but found that the talk is mostly on everything else than
> >     education in SL (so far).
> >
> >
> > When did you join?
> >
> >     Its not really what I expected, and not my decision really.
> >
> >     However, If you want other researchers and educators to take the
> >     list more seriously, I think it would be a good idea to restrict
> >     the list to talk regarding research and education in SL.
> >     Otherwise, people regard it as spam (as I do at the moment).
> >
> >
> > I am not sure what you are referring to, but I personally feel that
> > the range of subjects covered here on the list is itself very
> > valuable. The diversity is enriching. Not all of it interests me
> > directly, but being part of a diverse community of interest does. To
> > consider it "spam" is perhaps to espouse a rather narrow view of what
> > is germane to education and research.
> >
> > I am interested in what you say though, do you know a lot of
> > researchers and educators who are not taking this list seriously?
> >
> > Nick Kearney
> >
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