Friday, May 22, 2009

Instructional Tools in Second Life

Second Life Course: Instructional Tools for Second Life
Description: Virtual worlds are proving to be an excellent venue for classes at a distance. But like all forms of class presentation, an instructor needs to know what tools are available and how to make the best use of them. This four week class will introduce students to the educational tools available in the virtual world of Second Life.
Week one - The Basics: text chat, voice, audio streams, and note cards. Week two - Visual Aids: textures, slide shows, video streams, and lag concerns.
Week three - Immersive Environments: learning by doing, role playing, and using the environment as a tool.
Week four - Integration: combining methods and augmenting virtual worlds with Internet resources.
Instructor: S.Thompson (Hypatia Dejavu) and JJ Jacobson (JJ Drinkwater) Audience: Open to anyone interested in learning about instructional tools for virtual worlds. Students should feel comfortable navigating in Second life or have taken Second Life 101.
Dates and times: Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 5:00 - 7:00 PM SL (US Pacific) time
Location: Second Life Cost: $125
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Alliance Library System of Illinois.
This is a non-credit course. For additional information and to register:
Marianne Steadley
Continuing Professional Development Program Director
501 E. Daniel St. Champaign IL 61820
Fax: 217/244-3302

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