Last week Kathryn Trinder presented a live session at the JISC “Innovating e-Learning 2009 Online Conference: Thriving, not just surviving!“.
Placed in Theme 2 alongside John Kirriemuir, the two sessions looked at how virtual worlds such as Second Life are currently being used in the UK and beyond.
“Choosing the best virtual world for your teaching needs” John Kirriemuir (Consultant at http://virtualworldwatch.net/).
“Exploring the potential of virtual worlds for teaching and learning” Kathryn Trinder (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Kathryn talked about just some of the work that has been taking place at GCU exploring the potential of the virtual world Second Life for Learning & Teaching. Her presentation consisted of several pre recorded interviews where she chatted, in Second Life, to lecturers and staff about their work and some of their thoughts and findings from the projects. The presentation can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/kathtrinder/ktrinder-jiscel09. The individual interviews can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/user/kathtrinder
In January JISC will make available access to the recorded session, along with summaries of the asynchrounous discussions.
With thanks to:
The SL Team in the School of Health (http://www.caledonianblogs.net/soh-secondlife/),
David Moffat in Computing & Engineering
Michael Bromby in Law
Frank Brown in CRLL
The CU There Team (http://www.gcal.ac.uk/cuthere/)