Last Friday our faculty learning community got a tour of Second Life from a couple of campus experts, John Miller (aka JS Vavoom http://jsmillerrn.blogspot.com/) and Monica Monk (aka Athena Naxos http://thenakedavatar.blogspot.com/). It was very interesting to see the various spaces in Second Life that are being utilized by our faculty. There have been a lot of advancements, since my last visit, in the medical modules that John is using on Evergreen Island (http://tiny.cc/SecondLifeEvergreenSBCTC). We also learned about Cypris Isle (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cypris%20Village/155/100/24) that Monica is using for her ESL courses. This is an English speaking island where students can interact with people all over the world that are interested in learning and speaking English. We also had a brief tour of Bloom’s Taxonomy island (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching%204/208/175/25) hosted by Iowa State University. It was a great trip and I am looking forward to more tours in the future.
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