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Personal Virtual Teaching and Learning Environment

Posted by slandete on Thursday, April 16, 2009

My first holodeck scene

What you see in the picture is my class inside Second Life for the ABC (Absolute Basic Cornerstone) Scripting that I’ve been teaching for a while. The set is pretty simple: 3 slides and a box that delivers the materials. And yet it took me always like 10 minutes to rez, arrange and align all 4 objects. Those days are gone thanks to Loki Clifton’s (from Inside This World) donation of his company’s holodecks for Muvenation participants. Read the rest of this entry »

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Module 1, Section 2, Activity 4 – Reflecting on Identities

Posted by slandete on Friday, November 28, 2008

samu_evolution

Evolution of my avatar in Second Life – from beauty to the beast

My avatar’s looks

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Activity 5 – Sharing stories of our first steps into Second Life!

Posted by slandete on Monday, November 17, 2008

How would you describe your first steps? What were the technical issues, if any? What did you feel about the avatar you chose? What was orientation island like? Could you find help as needed? Where did you go? Did you speak to other avatars? What would improve the experience, if anything? What previous knowledge and skills helped you?

textura_footprints_in_the_sand_2

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Pre-week 1 activities – Reflecting my own experience

Posted by slandete on Sunday, November 2, 2008

A. I am your friend. I don’t work in education. You are talking to me about the idea that we all learn from each other, in all kinds of contexts, and that this can often be richer than more formal classroom based learning. I am sceptical. Tell me about an informal learning experience you have had online in which collaboration was involved, show me a concrete example to help me to see what you mean.

When thinking about an informal learning experience I have had online in which collaboration was involved, the first thing that came to my mind was the planning of our trip to Costa Rica 3 years ago. There was four of us going, each working in a different city in 2 different countries, and we were going on our own, so we had to do all the plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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