Key Competencies for Second Life Moderators: February 7 - 16, 2008

Invitation: Using 3D Virtual Worlds: Engaging Learners and Providing Social Support

Invitation: Using 3D Virtual Worlds: Engaging Learners and Providing Social Support

by Sylvia Currie -
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This session is organized through the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. It's a perfect fit for our conversation here. You're all invited!

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Using 3D Virtual Worlds: Engaging Learners and Providing Social Support
Facilitator: David Annand
Institution: Athabasca University
Date and time: Friday, February 15, 2008 at 18:00 GMT (see world clock)

Demonstrating how an avatar-based 3-D learning environment can more fully engage learners in their online educational experience Dr. David Annand, Gunnar Schwede and Mike Procter will showcase a prototype of a virtual Athabasca University campus developed in Second Life. This immersive experience promises to make services more readily accessible, facilitate formal collaboration within a self-paced learning environment, and provide an improved means to develop informal support networks among online students.

To gain a basic level of understanding of the environment, the presenters invite participants to preview resources that cover pedagogical options and practical applications available in Second Life (SL):
For more information about this session go to http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/