Notes from the Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education conference

Disclaimer: this is a loo-oong post – TOO long really. I wrote it largely for me – to get my thoughts down before lack of sleep corrodes my memory. If you hate reading on-line :  here’s a link to a PDF: http://kerryj.com/documents/KerryJ-notesfromVWBPEconference.pdf Just coming down from the Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education conference. Held Friday, Saturday, Sunday Second Life time there was a great range of sessions, largely in traditional conference settings over several…

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Second Life sessions for EDayz08

The countdown is on to South Australia’s EDayz and I’ve been working up the in-world sessions for the people coming to my Second Life sessions. On Wednesday night, we’re going to do a nuts and bolts session on the basics — how to walk, talk, teleport and interact with objects. That’s taking place at the learning loft I’ve built on my Plot 13 sim. To get there: Keep your web browser open to this post.…

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Animations in Second Life – before I forget again…

If I’ve already posted this, forgive me.  In addition to writing for the benefit of others, my blog is also my learning journey’s scrapbook and sometimes my memory is scrappy… Thanksgiving time is fast approaching and I’ve decided to add a few decorations to Plot 13 (one of my SL plots). Kitsch is the order of the day when it comes to Thanksgiving, so an animated GIF of a turkey waving tickled my sense of…

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Share your favourite Second Life tips?

When you first start driving a car, you very conscisouly went through self-talk to ensure you were doing it all right.  Seatbelt on, mirrors adjusted, look in all mirrors, reverse, angle wheels so don’t bottom out the car, straighten wheels, put in drive, signal, move into traffic flow… There’s often no time to enjoy the scenery when you’re a new driver because you are focused on staying on the road. With experience, that self talk…

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