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Second Life in Education and Language Learning
Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it down (June 2007). If you want to write here you'll have to ask Vance or Webhead Link.
One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:
and some context:
Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3:
. In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
January 4, 07:
Hi, Sus Nyrop, another Webhead was here. Your article is great reading! I apologize for being late. December was a very busy month for me. I've written a quick
here about some SL reflections from my own frist hand view.
Back to Vance:
Thanks for your comments Sus. It's always nice to hear your 'voice'. - Vance, Jan 7 '07
Meanwhile, I've created another version of my article aimed less at language learning and more directed at a target audience of Maths, Sciences, and Engineering teachers; here:
I wrote Wayne McPhail, who does the podcasts "Who's on Second" and asked if I could use my audacity clip of his intro to his first episode in my websites, and he agreed. I needed a place to park the audio so I uploaded the file here embedded it;
Also, I linked to the file above from my notes page:
Now I'm going through and removing from this space whatever is already at the links above.
Thanks everyone who has helped by contributing.
I have added a link to Peter Twinning's Open University project Schome - very interesting interaction going in there and also a link to short movie "NMC Campus Seriously Engaging" and here are some more links that can be useful for educators (Bee)
1) 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom .
2)The Educational Possibilities of a Massively Multiplayer Virtual World
3)BlogHud - the blogging system of Second Life
4) Media about Second Life:
List of links:
A Story to Good to Check (questioning SL's official figures)
Good bye Cruel World (article from the Guardian)
The duplicitous Inhabitants of Second Life (7 days in Second Life - narrative in the Guardian)
Flickr Second Life screenshots
Add this study: Peterson, Mark (2006). Learner Interaction Management in an Avatar and Chat-based Virtual World. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 19.1, p79~103. (Venny)
3 Links for beginners:
1. Getting Started in Second Life
2. Video on constructing objects tutorial
3. Absolute Beginners Guide to Second Life
Two nice links:
1. My Teaching Semester in Second Life
2. Proceedings of the Second Life Education Workshop, Part of the Second Life Community Convention -2006
Vance reports: I'm a bit miffed at this wiki. I was chatting with Bee and taking down some really cool links and pasting them in the wiki. I thought I was saving as I went. Finally as our chat wound down I did a final save and turned to other windows. Eventually I found my way back to this window. I discovered the wiki had not saved but was waiting for me to type in a word from one of those anti-spam diagrams. I typed in the word, hit enter, but too late. The program had already pegged me as a spammer due to lag time I guess. An hour and a half\s work disappeared and had to be recovered from my YM instand message chat. I'm suddenly disillusioned with my wiki :-((
I notice that Venny and Bee both came in of their own accord and pasted in the missing links. What a community!!
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"