My Second Life


Education place of the day: Globe Theater on Renaissance Island

Donnerstag, Juni 14th, 2007

Rennaissance Island - at first sight - i s a nice, even if not exactly breathtaking place. Prim sheep are scattered all around a late medieval, somewhat rural town. The houses are for rent and when I visited it the place was rather quiet.
Yet it has some appeal, if you take a closer look. The [...]

Education place of the day: WPA poster exhibition on Eduserv Island

Mittwoch, Juni 13th, 2007

I guess I won’t really make this a daily feature, but I come across so many nice museums, libraries, exhibitions and tutorials in SL thawt I decided to collect them not necessarily systematically, but at least more regular.
My pick of the day is the WPA poster exhibition on Eduserv Island. The exhibition is rather small [...]

Education in Second Life - Links from my presentation

Sonntag, Juni 10th, 2007

I gave a small presentation about education in Second Life last Friday at the “Second Life Stammtisch”. With search being down I had difficulties to get all the SLURLs together, so I promissed to add them in my blog asap. So here they are, and a few more links concerning education in Second Life.

The essentials
Official [...]

From the Best Practice Conference

Freitag, Mai 25th, 2007

I missed some presentations that may be interesting, but my RL put a firm grip on me.
By chance I ended up in the presentation of Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer from the British Council - and regretted that I didn’t see it all, but the title had not appealed to me. So this was a [...]

Intercultural Education in Second Life

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

My last visit at the Charles Benjamin Center motivated me to search some more for projects dealing with intercultural education and using Second Life as a tool. Here are two interesting links that I found:
“Multicultural Discussions Inside Second Life”
Jow Pacino offers a concept for rolplays and subsequent discussions with a multicultural topic. The concept was [...]

Best practice conference

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

While I have a few minutes to blog, I decided to post about the upcomming “Best Practice in Education” conference that will take place in Second Life tomorrow.
I am looking forward to meeting a few list members from the education mailinglist in person. I also hope to learn more about some educational project established in [...]

A visit at the Benjamin Center

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

Not that long ago Verum’s Place, one of the better known places for all kind of educational activities in Second Life, got a bigger counterpart: The Charles Benjamin Center. Started with a focus on Intercultural Education, it moved to instructing teachers in and for Second Life. My best guess is that we have to blame [...]

Eduserve Symposium

Donnerstag, Mai 10th, 2007

I write this while listening to a symposium held by the Eduserve Foundation on “Virtual worlds, real learning?” in London today that is streamed into Second Life.
So far I liked the presentation by Jim Purbick best, even if someone from the audience called it “rose tainted”. It was a great example how you could [...]

Info Island

Freitag, April 27th, 2007

I took a tour of Info Island II today. It is more or less a collection of museums and exhibitions. One of my favourites, of course, must be the Computer History Museum.

Another very clever exhibition by the National Physical Laboratory (UK) allows you to experience a room like a clour blind person would see it, [...]


Donnerstag, April 26th, 2007

I found a remarkable site recently. It is called “Virtual Hallucination” and it was built to allow the visitor to experience the hallucinations of a schizoid patient, based on two authentic cases of schizophrenia.
They pass out warning notes at the entry, as some visitors may find the experience disturbing, but if you now expect something [...]

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