Thursday, 26 July 2007

NMC Video Jukebox at Vodpod

Vodpod hosts over 80 video's on Second Life, some related to NMC's activities, others like the one in which Robbie Dingo builds a guitar are not. Worth a visit for those who dislike reading and like watching a good video-stream.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Teaching 132/240/23

The director of internships has a nice office in SL. It is not as spaciously furnitured as the executive room of NMC, also on this island, but very functional as you can imagine the internees entering through his door. Monroe College prepares its students for life by having them to design and develop for RL companies in SL. A logical and efficient approach.

Friday, 20 July 2007

Cervantes 65/50/41

Don Quichote is my hero. Take away the glasses, give me an armour and its me all the way. I protect women, fight mills and innocent people, have high ideals and little ambition. The Instituto Cervantes opened its library in SL and created a Spanish atmosphere. The have an elevator but as it didn't work I took the elevator and discovered my hero AFK hanging against the ceiling. Even then I am smaller than this giant.

Cookie 71/71/30

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Students in English literature will at some point enter the Elizabethan period and hear about the Globe Theatre. They now have a chance to say those excellent clauses themselves in SL.

Vassar 83/150/51

Vassar College gives an excellent guided- and smooth flying tour on its premises. Although somewhat traditional, the area shows many ideas to enhance different aspects of improving the quality of teaching and learning,

Watch the World(s).

A feast for the eye and a nice way to see how one builds in SL. Robbie Dingo made it and it also available on several other places.

Friday, 13 July 2007

MCLC2 128/168/28

Marc Nomura prepared a schoolplay in Sl for his students. Marc works for a secondary school in the UK, and is, as far as I know the first one to do so. He made a movie about it and intends to go further on this idea. I like this example as it enables the teacher to prepare and test, and in a later stage the students to have an insight in the way he wants it staged in RL.

Monday, 9 July 2007

University of Hertfordshire 124/176/30

UofH opened an almost 100% replica of their Learning Resources Center (LRC) in Hatfield UK. Main objective is to give future students an inside 3-d look at the quality of the premises. Very impressive indeed. The added value for educational purposes is still to be cashed. One reason for doing this would be 7/24 access to study materials and or guidance. They are on their way realizing that and made a thorough start.

Friday, 6 July 2007

ANGEL Learning Isle 123/133/22

Angel Learning offers support for teachers who want to explore SL for learning. A noble ambition that accompanies Angels' primary target: selling e-learning environments. They have a nice HQ in Sl and show some tools. Not much information on what else is there but they know how to make fun. A very handy tool is their dynamic seating area which enables you to set a stage in a second.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

al Haifischbay 80/181/23

Yoa Ogee is one of the owners and headteacher of the SL presence of the Start-with a-Smile Peace Project. We do not all think the same things, we differ in beliefs and we do not look alike. We share the ability to smile, and in that respect we differ from our beloved global partner: the animal. Yoa made an effort to look different, but let it not worry you to visit their SL-pop and website

Monday, 2 July 2007

What is next?

Researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine spent six years developing a computerized system, called Caveman, that produces larger-than-life 4D images of the human body. The system can show how the passage of time--the fourth dimension--affects the body systems being studied. Shown here is Christoph Sensen, director of the medical school's Sun Center of Excellence for Visual Genomics, with an image projected in the "Cave," Caveman's viewing booth.