April 20, 2008
Very nice annotated list of articles relating to educational uses of second life, second life and pedagogy, as well as second life resources of a more educational nature.
Another very useful resource of a more broad nature is the official second life blog;
the blog covers just about everything including lots of howtos and tutorials.
Also, John Lester out of Linden Labs (second life’s company) maintains a resource list at del.icio.us — lots of good and interesting stuff there. If you use del.icio.us, you can add it to your network or well, just bookmark it.
January 20, 2008
A little hard to follow (looks to be pdf of a ppt) although listening to the accompanying mp3 while viewing the pdfs is helpful.
Lots of the campus as “thirdspace” stuff and interesting statistics about use of technology. Webster’s presentation on the Research Library as Learning Space, is kind of interesting.
I realize the focus is Nexgeners, but it does make me wonder a little about nontraditional (UN-nexgeners?) students or those who aren’t as socially oriented…
The University of Queensland (Next Generation Learning Spaces project) conference on learning spaces are available at:
September 19, 2007
An interesting article on how college students use technology (alot but using specific tools for specific tasks; with 98.4 % of surveyed students owning some type of computer…)
Instead, students appear to segment different modes of communication for different purposes. E-mail, Web sites, message boards and Blackboard? Viable ways of connecting with professors and peers. Same for chat, instant messaging, Facebook and text messages? Not necessarily, the authors write, because students may “want to protect these tools’ personal nature.”
…but is it because students do not expect their instructors to be in those social spaces, or do they truly feel that those spaces should belong to them?