Teaching in Second Life

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Terra Nova published an interesting interview with Rebecca Nesson about her experiences teaching in Second Life. There’s a burgeoning interest in SL as an educational platform now though there are still very few Australian educators – I’m not sure why that is. The existing Australian educators have set up a wiki – Australian Second Life Users – which is only just beginning to be established but hopefully will be a useful resource in the future.

Meanwhile, I am preparing my ECAR talk about teaching in SL. It will draw a little from my October article but focus more on my pedagogical approach to teaching in and about Second Life as a political new media space. I am on a panel for this and we had a skype conference call last week in which we agreed not to do death by powerpoint – we will be doing (image only) slideshows, machinima and a lot of discussion.  I’ll post more about it soon!

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