Can you give us an idea of the day and time the synchronous discussion
would be held each week? I am very interested in joining the group,
but I can't access Second Life outside of my normal working hours.
Louise/Blanche Maynard (SL)
On Aug 19, 7:32 am, Fleep <fleep...@gmail.com
> Hello all!
> As we get closer to the start of the Connectivism course, I wanted to invite
> anyone who is interested in exploring virtual worlds in education to
> participate in the Second Life Cohort of the Connectivism and Connective
> Knowledge course. From the wiki we have set up at:http://chilbo.wikispaces.com/Connectivism+Course+in+Chilbo
> Second Life Cohort in Chilbo *Second Life Facilitator:* Chris
>(SL: Fleep Tuque) Email:
> The Chilbo community <http://chilbo.org/
> in Second Life will host a cohort
> of the Connectivism course to explore the affordances of using a 3D
> immersive environment as an optional component of the curriculum.
> Participants will meet weekly for synchronous discussion in Second Life and
> will have the opportunity to create a home or office in the Chilbo community
> for the duration of the course. Due to space limitations, this cohort will
> be limited to approximately 50 participants.
> *Instructions to Participate in the Second Life Cohort*
> 1. Create a Second Life account <http://secondlife.com/
>, download and
> install the software, and complete the self-paced Orientation process to
> learn basic navigation skills.
> 2. Complete the short sign up
>to join the
> Connectivism Second Life Cohort.
> 3. In Second Life, teleport to Chilbo to begin exploring the environment
> before the course begins (see below).
> *Connectivism Village in Chilbo* Weekly discussions will be held in
> the *Shrubbery
> Amphitheatre & Park* in Chilbo, though other areas of the community have
> resources that may be of interest to participants. The *Connectivism Village
> * will provide a "neighborhood" and sandbox area for participants in the
> course. Please note that the Chilbo community is holding a summer fair
> through August 31, 2008 in the area where the Connectivism Village will be
> constructed - if you visit early, enjoy the fairgrounds!
> *Shrubbery Amphitheatre & Park:*http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chilbo/167/129/109
> *Connectivism Village:*http://slurl.com/secondlife/Madhupak/24/81/65
> *Chilbo Town Hall:*http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chilbo/112/230/121
> Additional Second Life Resources If you are new to Second Life, the
> following resources might be helpful to you as to acclimate yourself to the
> environment and consider its usefulness as a tool for teaching and learning.
> *Second Life Video Tutorials<http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Video_Tutorials
> * Created by Linden Lab, these short videos cover the basic interface
> controls for using Second Life
> *Keyboard Shortcuts in Second
> * - This handy print out has a list of keyboard shortcuts to make your
> Second Life easier.
> *Educational Uses of Second
> * This is an overview of some of ways Second Life can be used, and in some
> cases, has been used for educational purposes.
> Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance, and I look
> forward to meeting many of you in Second Life!
> Best wishes,
> - Chris/Fleep
> Chris M. Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque)
> University of Cincinnati Second Life Learning Community
> Second Life Ambassador, Ohio Learning Network
> Co-Chair, Second Life Education Community Conference 2008
> UCit Instructional & Research Computing
> University of Cincinnati
> 303G Zimmer Hall
> PO Box 210088
> Cincinnati, OH 45221-0088