presenting on Second Life

On Friday, I’ll be presenting with a number of colleagues on our campus’ adventures into Second Life. Last year I wrote a small campus grant that funded the initial purchase of the island and a few other things. Information Resources came through with the money for the monthly fee. And so we began. payday loans…

Ludo-capitalism and metanomics

Julian Dibbell gave a talk last month in Second Life on the subject of ludo-capitalism. It’s a concept that arose in this last book, Play Money, a memoir on Dibbell’s experiences in making a living selling virtual goods (like gold pieces in online video games). (See his recent NY Times article on this subject.) Apparently,…

Synchronous learning in asynchronous courses: another lesson from Second Life

So this is fairly obvious… I’m teaching an online course, which, like just about every online course, is offered asynchronously. No meeting time. In the pre-SL, 2-D web world I suppose there are reasons for scheduling meeting times for online courses, primarily so you could have some live discussion or presentation I guess. At Cortland…

Synchronous learning in asynchronous courses: another lesson from Second Life

So this is fairly obvious… I’m teaching an online course, which, like just about every online course, is offered asynchronously. No meeting time. In the pre-SL, 2-D web world I suppose there are reasons for scheduling meeting times for online courses, primarily so you could have some live discussion or presentation I guess. At Cortland…

Second Life World University Exchange

I haven’t had much time to write here. All the normal excuses. One of the things I’ve been busy with is our Second Life Pilot project. Last week we finally got ourselves set up so that students could get access to SL on campus (through use of flash drives we provided). So now the students…

Second Life World University Exchange

I haven’t had much time to write here. All the normal excuses. One of the things I’ve been busy with is our Second Life Pilot project. Last week we finally got ourselves set up so that students could get access to SL on campus (through use of flash drives we provided). So now the students…

Island life begins

Here I am on our newly acquired Second Life island, so island life begins for SUNY Cortland. Fortunately, I have colleagues in Information Resources who have some experience with building, b/c I know nada. However I am hoping that I’ll get a little experience in the next couple weeks. So what will we be doing…

Island life begins

Here I am on our newly acquired Second Life island, so island life begins for SUNY Cortland. Fortunately, I have colleagues in Information Resources who have some experience with building, b/c I know nada. However I am hoping that I’ll get a little experience in the next couple weeks. So what will we be doing…

Thoughts on teaching with Second Life

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Thoughts on teaching with Second Life

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