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CTE Seminar and Workshop:Virtual Environments: Teaching with Second Life , 10:10-11:20 a.m.

Oct 20, 2010
Seminar: Teaching with a Virtual Environment Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:10-11:20 a.m. Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511, CTE Would you like your online instructional environment to feel more like a community of learners and less like a content management system? Asynchronous online instruction often leaves students isolated during the completion of independent work and disconnected from the learning process. In response, some faculty are including online synchronous sessions with Second Life. Second Life is an interactive 3D virtual environment, accessible on the Internet, in which users interact with each other through avatars. This morning session will focus on program, course or activity development within the 3D virtual environments Second Life and Teen Second Life. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop a new perspective on the interaction, socialization and experiential learning offered through the virtual environment. Workshop: Exploring Second Life Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:20-2:00 p.m. Carolina Coliseum, Room 2013 (on the level you enter from the Blossom Street Entrance) Before implementing Second Life into your course, you must first develop your avatar and become familiar with the virtual world. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to create an avatar and learn tips and tricks to move within the virtual world. If you already have an avatar, come share your ideas with us as well. Bring your questions and join the exploration! A light lunch will be provided between sessions in the CTE for participants who RSVP by October 15, 2010. Please RSVP online, email or phone 803-777-8322.