Friday, 20 April 2007

Some reflections.........

My dashboard told me that I have published a hundred of these items today. I started a month ago, have a growing number of readers (over 350, from all over the world and 1 in 2 comes back and reads more than 2 pages) and get nice compliments by mail and in-world. So far, so good.
What is my result after this effort? I set out to investigate the added value of SL for learning, but must admit that I have not yet delivered outstanding examples of best practice in great numbers. Oh, there was this young teacher on the basics of photography, there is this other woman building an agricultural college and I have seen some smart solutions for facilitating teaching, but after a month of SL- estrial travel I have not seen examples of learning by construction: places where students build their own learning environment and develop their skills by doing so, in my opinion SL's unique selling point for learning and education. But it is 'to early to call', I must be more patient as one day I shall, no doubt, stumble upon such initiative.

1 comment:

Scot said...

I really appreciate your posts and have learned of important resources in SL as a result of your work. Regarding your searching for places where students are actually building; I have been participating in the TCC conference, which concluded yesterday. At the conference, I saw a wonderful presentation by Cynthia Cologne from Colorado Technical University. I suggest you check her out and the work she is doing. I was impressed. I have provided a link here which will give you access to her ppt file.

Sorry that the url is so long. Take care, and keep up the good work, Scot Jung