Thursday, November 12, 2009

Getting faculty into Second Life

I sat in a real life presentation on educational uses of Second Life for some faculty on the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Bill (Rikki Ninetails on Second Life) from the USF Center for 21st Teaching Excellence ran through some of the features that make Second Life the interesting educational platform that it is - and then got those faculty who already had avatars in-world and toured them around. My colleague Joe and I helped with some questions about getting around, using inventory, changing appearance, etc. Two popular handouts: Quick Start Guide to Second Life and Meg Conklin's 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom. What a great way to spend the afternoon!

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