This is a belated post. I have had an extreme amount of difficulty typing since my shoulder surgery three weeks ago. My work seems to be piling up on me. I have trained my voice to text program and soon hope that it enables me to catch up on the blogs for this class as well as other work that I must do for my students.
So, here goes. I will share with you what my exploits have been in Second Life this past class week Friday thru Thursday.
Along with being a student in Second Life I am also an educator. starting this course last week reminded me of my time being instructed on how to teach courses in Second Life. So, I revisited my teacher/friend's display at the ARCHI 21 of her Cybergogy model, which she taught me in a six week course for Drury University.not only is this model effective for creating lesson plans to teach within Second Life but the virtual rendition pictured below passes out notecards for educational purposes by clicking on it.
It is the experience of Leslie Scopes a.k.a. Light Sequent that prompted me to take this module as she had difficulties maintaining ownership of her intellectual property within Second Life and the Internet.
|Cybergogy ala Lesley Scopes aka Light Sequent|
Scopes, Lesley J.M. (2009) Learning archetypes as tools of Cybergogy for a 3D educational landscape: a structure for eTeaching in Second Life. University of Southampton, School of Education, Masters Thesis, 103pp. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/66169/
I also visited the Online Education Sim that is Drury University, as we are preparing to welcome new students for the next eight weeks.
The following courses are offered through Drury University this quarter:
PSYC 0240: Social Psychology
with avatar Fenix Muhindra
RELG 0204: Intro to History of Christianity
with avatar ClementG
PHY S 0110: Elementary Astronomy
with avatar Orion Haystack
|Burn 2 Poster|
|Burning Man 2 Aerial view|
|Giants Are Among Us|
Monday's in Second Life are spent counseling my clients. There will be no pictures of that process but I spend six hours every Monday evening helping people, in the form of avatars, manage their mental and emotional issues.
|Happy Halloween - Burning Man style|
Tuesday's time in Second Life was spent hunting down Halloween costumes. Halloween is a special time in Second Life and there are many themed sims to visit for this time of year. Here's a picture of me in one of my new costumes at Burn2 flying on a butterfly over the moon.
I will include more pictures of hollowing costumes in next week's blog.
Every Wednesday evening I go to the PhotoHunt. this week we went to a lost world in Land of Glory. there were 27 hunters and the picture shows ribbons on the winners for this episode.
I particularly like taking pictures within Second Life because you have the opportunity to change the colors of the world that you see by using something called when my in the simple drop-down menu. Here you see an example of my use of when my to produce a completely different feeling of the same scene.
|Land of Glory Original|
|Land of Glory Windlight adjustment|
|IOLE 12 Dublin Institute of Technology|
The class focused on personal branding. I gave an "Elevator Pitch" to promote Fenix within the class as sort of an introduction and listened intently to others give theirs.
Also, throughout this week I have created profiles or pages on most social media websites for Fenix Muhindra to meet the requirements of this course.
So, another blog is written for better or for worse. I have learned quite a bit about the construction and publishing of a blog along with enjoying different aspects of my class and classmates.
Until next time ~