[SLED] Research on Education in Second Life

Brown, Allan abrown3 at devry.edu
Mon Nov 5 09:17:04 PST 2007


Here's what I did.

 

-          log onto SL

-          -click the map button

-          Type "godot" in the search line

-          Press the "search" button

-          Once "Godot" shows in the results line, click the "Teleport"
button

 

Then I get the message "Could not teleport. Sorry, you do not have
access to that teleport destination".

 

-Allan Brown

DeVry Calgary

 

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of RILug RILug
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 10:09 AM
To: SL Educators
Subject: RE: [SLED] Research on Education in Second Life

 

I would love to see Godot but it is not coming up in my search at all as
a place. Any ideas how to get there?
Thanks

"Brown, Allan" <abrown3 at devry.edu> wrote:

It came up OK by a search on the "map" button, but I couldn't tp there.
It said I didn't have access permission.

 

-Allan Brown

DeVry Calgary

 

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Kim
FLINTOFF
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:16 PM
To: 'SL Educators'
Subject: RE: [SLED] Research on Education in Second Life

 

I'm a drama teacher and the entire environment I use becomes the
learning space... currently I have Godot (an island) all ready for an
event involving roleplay and drama... feel free to visit the island and
see for yourself - the purpose of the place isn't all that evident until
there is social interaction and appropriately facilitated activity...  

 

The notion of "classroom" becomes quite problematic in my terms...

 

Cheers

 

Kim Flintoff B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., M.Ed.
PhD Candidate
QUT Creative Industries: Performance Studies
Sessional Lecturer/Tutor
ECU School of Education and Arts: Contemporary Performance / Drama
Education 

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Aldon Hynes
Sent: Monday, 5 November 2007 5:50 AM
To: SL Educators
Subject: RE: [SLED] Research on Education in Second Life

 

As a person who perfers to find educational experiences outside of the
classroom, I want to echo Rolig's comments.

 

Check out the Second Life financial markets, the World Stock Exchange,
the Virtual Stock Exchange, the Second Life Capital Exchange, and
others.  It is an area ripe with learning experiences in trading.

 

Check out the nonprofit commons, the progressive island, campaign
spaces, and other places where people gather online to organize.

 

Check out the live music scene.  

 

My random thoughts.

 

Aldon

	-----Original Message-----
	From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com]On Behalf Of Rolig Loon
	Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 3:33 PM
	To: 'SL Educators'
	Subject: RE: [SLED] Research on Education in Second Life

	Ben -

	 

	Intellagirl has some great suggestions. Don't limit yourself to
classrooms, though. Just as in RL, a lot of learning takes place outside
of formal classes. Wander around and keep your eyes open for sims that
have a high educational content .... not easy to define but you'll know
it when you see it.  For example, the Information Archipelago is loaded
with libraries and educational venues where you can learn on your own or
with a touring group and an instructor. Look for Info Island
International on your map. When you TP to it, you'll arrive at the main
information desk, where there's usually a librarian on duty to point you
to places of interest, or at least give you some information about
what's available. There are loads of other places in SL that have a high
educational content, like the San Francesco Assisi sim or the Sistine
Chapel on the Vassar sim. I would claim that the educational potential
of SL in these out-of-classroom places is higher (well, .... at least
different) than in places where you sit to hear a formal presentation
with a class.

	 

	Rolig Loon

	 

	
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	From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Sarah
Robbins
	Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 1:56 PM
	To: SL Educators
	Subject: Re: [SLED] Research on Education in Second Life

	 

	Hi Ben. Welcome to the list. Boy! You've asked doozy questions
here. This list has been in existence for about 3 years just to answer
those questions. I'm sure one of us could write a novel of a response
back but you'd only get one person's view and there are as many views of
ed in SL as there are educators using it. So, rather than trying to do
that, instead I'll try to give you some suggestions to get you started
exploring the answers on your own: 
	- Explore the archives of this list. There are thousands of
discussions directly related to the kind of info you're looking for
	- Check out campuses in SL to see the variety of learning spaces
and gadgets being used 
	- Try to sit in on a class in progress and don't limit yourself
to a higher ed class. The training classes held to teach SL skills can
be just as enlightening
	- Look over the education proceedings of the last two SLCC
conferences 
	- Poke around at simteach.com for more info about campuses and
classes in SL
	
	That ought to give you lots to look at! And lots of answers to
your questions!
	
	Sarah/Intellagirl 

	On 11/4/07, Anderson, Ben C <ben_anderson at taylor.edu> wrote:

	Hello,
	   I am a college student at Taylor University and I am
currently undergoing the task of researching education in Second Life.
I am finding a lot of news articles pertaining to education in Second
Life, but they have left me wondering: What exactly is education in
Second Life like?  I am curious if anyone would be able to help me by
giving me input on the subject.  I'm especially curious about what the
classroom is like.  Are there major differences in the way that students
act in Second Life as opposed to a live classroom?  How is discussion
affected by the environment of Second Life?  What are the positive (and
negative) effects of educating in Second Life?  The aforementioned
questions are just a few that have been on my mind.  If anyone can help
me out, that would be great!  Thank you. 
	
	Sincerely,
	    Ben Anderson
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	-- 
	Sarah "Intellagirl" Robbins
	Director of Emerging Technologies
	www.MediaSauce.com
	
	PhD Candidate, Ball State University 
	
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