[SLED] new member

RavenPhoenix RavenPhoenix at embarqmail.com
Wed Sep 19 15:58:11 PDT 2007


Touchè, Veritas!  lolol

 

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used
to acquire it.
  - Francois de <http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/32971.html>  La
Rochefoucauld

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Veritas
Variscan
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 6:55 PM
To: SL Educators
Subject: Re: [SLED] new member

 

It sure does, dear. *grin*

On 9/18/07, RavenPhoenix <RavenPhoenix at embarqmail.com> wrote: 

In that case, so does real life:  currency of the realm, wherever your realm
may be.  Does that make life a game?  :-) 

 

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used
to acquire it.
  - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
<http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/32971.html> 

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Dirk DaSilva
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:25 PM 


To: SL Educators
Subject: Re: [SLED] new member

 

Second Life does have a point system: Linden$.

 



On Sep 18, 2007, at 11:59 AM, "RavenPhoenix" <
<mailto:RavenPhoenix at embarqmail.com>  RavenPhoenix at embarqmail.com> wrote:

AGREED, AGREED, AGREED!!!

 

On my campus, we refer to it as the "Game Mindset"
faculty and staff who,
for whatever reason, hear the word "game" associated with Second Life and
immediately turn off to its possible value as an educational tool.  I can't
tell you how I cringe each time I hear someone say something like
"you know,
games like Worlds of Warcraft, The Sims and Second Life".  It's enough to
set your teeth on edge
 

 

Second Life does not have a point system
there is no gaming objective.  Like
Real Life (I feel this term is just as relative as calling people "normal"),
you get out of it what you put into it.  If all you do here is shoot up
other avatars on combat sims, then it is a game.  If you are running a
business, living your idea of paradise or learning
it is a virtual world.
Welcome to it.  :-)

 

RPZ

 

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used
to acquire it.

  - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Skype: ravenphoenix.zenovka

SL: RavenPhoenix Zenovka

E-mail:  <mailto:RavenPhoenix at embarqmail.com> RavenPhoenix at embarqmail.com

 

 

 

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Carolyn Lowe 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:47 PM
To: SL Educators
Subject: Re: [SLED] new member

 

Just a tip which may not be important in your location.  Here on our

campus the use of the term "game" causes problems - other, less

tech-savvy faculty see the term "game" as just that, fun maybe and

something to do in one's spare time, but not educational.  Terming

Second Life as a Virtual World rather than a game and making it clear

that you don't "win or lose" or gain ranks in Second Life has been

important as I make my case for use of it as an educational tool on

our campus.  Many of us may remember the 1970's simulation games for

education.  I participated in a class that used one on Urbanism and

learned much more than I would have ever learned from a textbook.

However, even that was a hard sell in those days.  I would be

interested in hearing other's comments about this.  Carolyn Lowe

 

 

 

 

On 9/18/07, Elisheva BarAm <eli7eb at gmail.com > wrote:

> Hi educators,

> 

> I am a game designer. Writing my master degree in the field of Educational

> Games.

> 

> I am new to secondlife...I love it...especially when it is used for

> educational, serious, and enjoyable and compassionate purposes,

> 

> I am teaching a training course for teachers at Beit Berl college school
of

> multidisciplinary studies,

> (  <http://www.beitberl.ac.il/engDataPages/DataPagesPreview.asp?ID=2793>
http://www.beitberl.ac.il/engDataPages/DataPagesPreview.asp?ID=2793 

> )

> Since the main objective of the training is to show teachers how they can

> use computer games for better learning, I thought of using SL as a tool
for

> the course.

> 

> The college has agreed to buy land. And I am now ready to begin.

> 

> Any suggestions. advices are welcome of where I should begin (I did go

> through Orientation Island).

> 

> Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you.

> 

> Elisheva

> 

> --

> Elisheva Eshkar BarAm 09-8663365

> pob 44 Givat Shapira Israel    42912

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