How do you demonstrate the educational potential of second life?
* bring together people with various sl teaching and learning experiences?
* create a wiki with tons of resources?
* demonstrate immersion?
* demonstrate social networking?
* demonstrate the power of creation as a constructivist tool?
This was the goal of the Monday NECC workshop called SLedupotential. Nine talented trainers, forty hardwired computers (that all connected to SL flawlessly!), thirty interested and tech-savvy participants, three hours. What more could you ask for?
But did this session really fulfill its promise? Is it possible to convey to new users what SL is all about by showing it or even encouraging them to explore it – in just three hours? It was a fun workshop; we got accounts worked out; we shared our own positive experiences with teaching and learning; we provided the context of muves in which sl exists, we played with the new avatar appearance and we visited a wide range of sims.
But I am left wondering if there are better ways to do this?
~Posted by Esme QunhuaWritten by Esme Qunhua