Thursday, February 18, 2010

Second Life Event

Colorado EduIsland would like to introduce you to SecondLife!

When: February 19th, 2010 from 3-6 pm
Where: Colorado EduIsland in SL
About the Event: Colorado EduIsland is hosting a “Mixer” event. This is both an educational and social event to introduce beginning users (i.e., “newbie's”) to Second Life (SL). New and experienced users are welcome to join in the fun as experienced “Avatars” escort and tour you through the educational facilities on the island. There will be discussions and valuable teaching tools for you to exhibit and see how to utilize SecondLife (SL) in on-ground and online classrooms. If you haven’t recently visited our island, you will experience some new terrain for exploration and teaching purposes. Our training facility is now equipped with a Maze and a Planetarium to get up and running in SL in no time. Activities, both structured and unstructured, will be staged around the island for educators and students to discover basic functionality, maneuvering, and broadening of proficiency skill sets. There will be a treasure hunt with door prizes and plenty of free gifts for participators! Of course you will also have a chance to meet new and old friends from various colleges around Colorado and other neighboring educational places.

Planned training stations activities and exercises will be available to instruct you on:
1. How to maneuver, fly, and teleport your avatar·
2. How to access and utilize the program menus and tools that come with your account and avatar·
3. How to Change appearances, wear objects, and work with the inventory that comes with your account·
4. Also included are fireside chats and other discussions include topics on how to teach in SL and using various teaching tools, and other valuable educational conversations

If you would like more information to get started, check out details on the CCCOnline Faculty Wiki, TechTools – SecondLife for Education

Hope to see you then.
Please contact Cheryl Comstock CCCOnline, Director Online Program Development with your questions.

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