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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Webinar and Workshop: Post Cards from the 3D Edge: Learning in Second Life

In a few weeks, on August 12, 19, 26 and September 2, 2009. I will be giving a workshop titled "Navigating Second Life" which will provide educators, corporate trainers and others with information on how the 3D world of Second Life can been used to foster and promote informal and formal learning by presenting the basics of Second Life and describing how those basics can be used to create meaningful instruction. The sessions are from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

If you are interested in a sneak peak check out the overview session conducted on July 27 from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time.

Here is a description of the introductory session:
Visiting a strange new 3D virtual world can be confusing. Where do you go? What do you do? How do you dress? Where are the “coolest” places to go? This Soapbox session will introduce you to exciting and interesting places within the 3D world of Second Life. The tour will be conducted with an eye toward learning and develop applications. Your tour guide will show you how certain learning designs like role-plays, scavenger hunts and conceptual orienteering are being employed to provide realistic, productive and useful learning.

The visit includes “post cards” of educationally focused sites. It will give you hints, techniques and insights into creating educational opportunities within 3D spaces. We’ll discuss what works and what doesn’t work in 3D and see examples of both. You don’t want to miss this exciting tour.

If you want to sign up for the initial session or the entire workshop, go to InSync Navigating Second Life Class. Sign up quickly, class size is limited.

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