the one-hundredth-and-fifth episode of ventriloquy was prompted by Eric Langhorst's podcast yesterday, in which he questions the value and place of Second Life (SL) in school curricula.
join me (or is it my alter ego in SL - Veritas Raymaker) in this 4.9 MB download, in which i share my own thoughts on the pedagogical potential of this much-hyped virtual environment. this episode is long overdue, but i feel the time is right to make my contribution, because there have been just too many references to Second Life in the blogosphere over the past couple of days.
[update: Eric's linked back to my post! thank you, Eric :-) ]
- Eric Langhorst's 8 May podcast episode (Second Life skeptic: am i just not seeing the potential?) Speaking of History
- The Palace (wikipedia entry)
- Aaron Smith's blog Academic Aesthetic
- David Warlick's (SL: Suriawang Dapto) 9 May blog entry (What i'm doing in the CAVE) 2cents' Worth
- Second Life 'child abuse' claim (BBC News article)
- Second Life Best Practices in Education International Conference
- Peacemaker blog's 8 May entry (The Nobel Foundation says no to Peacemaker)
- Second Life Academic Program Manager John Lester's (SL: Pathfinder Linden) webpage
- the blog on education projects in Second Life SLED Picayune