Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Courses for Librarians and Educators in Second Life

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING SECOND LIFE COURSES! Last ones offered this semester. Please share this announcement with your colleagues.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, and the Illinois Alliance Library System are pleased to offer the following continuing education courses in Second Life. These courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about virtual worlds and establishing a presence in Second Life.COURSE TITLE: Working with a Class in Second LifeJoin Dr. Bryan Carter (Bryan Mnemonic) in this course created to help librarians. museum professionals, and educators learn how to work with a class in Second Life including hardware and software requirements, orientation, faculty and student mindset change, establishing course objectives, finding and creating content, creating meaningful projects, evaluating student work, action learning, grants, managing a sim-island, and collaborative opportunities.Week One: Setting up a class in Second LifeWeek Two: The Pedagogy of Second LifeWeek Three: Student ProjectsWeek Four: Managing a Project/SimAudience: Open to librarians and educators interested in using Second Life for educational purposes. Students must feel comfortable navigating in Second Life. This is not a basic Second Life course.Dates and times: Wednesdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM SL (US Pacific) timeLocation: Second LifeCost: $150For additional information and to register:

COURSE TITLE: Setting up an Educational Presence in Second LifeAre you looking to set up an educational presence in Second Life but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn about planning, needs assessment, goals, expectations, buying or renting land, where to find help, prefab versus building, challenges, positives, teaching tools in Second Life such as Power point, class management, groups permissions, communication, and evaluating your presence once you have it set up. We will take field trips so students can see and discuss some of the educational presences in Second Life.Week One: Planning a presence in Second LifeWeek Two: Setting up a presence in Second LifeWeek Three: Managing a presence in Second LifeWeek Four: Evaluating a presence in Second LifeInstructors: Lori Bell (Lorelei Junot), Rhonda Trueman (Abbey Zenith) and Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo).Audience: Open to anyone interested in using Second Life for educational purposes. Students should have experience navigating in Second Life.Dates and times: Sundays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 from 5:00-7:00 PM SL (US Pacific) timeLocation: Second LifeCost: $150For additional information and to register:http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/VW/edpres.html

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