Friday, March 26, 2010

Communication Tools and Teaching Strategies in Second Life

Colorado EduIsland will be hosting two, 1 hour sessions on Communication Tools and Teaching Strategies in SL.

Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Colorado%20EduIsland/133/110/22.
When: March 29th, 2010
Session 1: 8:45 - 9:45 (MT) - First session, we will discuss simple communications technologies (e.g., chat, email, IM, etc.) then we graduate to intermediate communications technologies (e.g., blog-huds, and VoIP), next we graduate to the higher-end technologies (e.g., Media boards, Tweet Huds). We will close the first session with a quick tour of the island. There will be a discussion and question and discussion session at the end of the hour.
Session 2: 10:00 – 11:00 (MT) - Second session, we will briefly review communication tools, and then start discussing Teaching Strategies in SL. Next we will tour the new Early Childhood and Judicial learning centers; which have been established on the island for students and faculty in these disciplines to use. A follow-up discussion and question session will be held at the end of the hour.

These sessions are being broadcast LIVE, to the Iowa Community College Online Consortium 2010 Conference, but our faculty, staff and other interested parties are invited to attend these in-world events. Here is a quick start link from Linden Labs: http://static-secondlife-com.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/Second_Life_Quickstart.pdf

CCCOnline also has getting started information on the faculty wiki SecondLife home page: http://at.ccconline.org/faculty/wiki/Tech_Tools_-_Other_Tools_-_Second_Life

You may also contact Cheryl Comstock directly with your questions at cheryl.comstock@cccs.edu