Education in virtual/real worlds

my second life and the first one

At the Pavilion

It was 15h in Portugal, when people are working in RL, which means people in Pacific Time were waking up (I suppose, I’m not sure). I’m still wondering how many people could have appeared at my presentation at The Pavilion! More than 30 persons! I think we can take this observation as a measure of the Education Faire success and the congratulations go directly to Pathfinder Linden, who had the idea for the Faire.

pavilion-cleo-28jan09_0031My pictures are not very good. As you all understand, I was more worried with the presentation and answering all the questions than with taking snapshots!


The session was very participated. I felt I let some people thinking about the ideas presented… (that is good! 🙂 )

At the end, some questions were made both in written chat both in voice. I’ve answered them in voice. But I felt that I’ve missed some written chat in the meanwhile. Always the problem with voice and chat at the same time, knowing there’s people who don’t ear the conversation.

New contacts were made. New persons are now colleagues to discuss common research concerns. It was very good.

A special thanks to friends and colleagues who could appeared (from Portugal and from Brazil).

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Education, Presentations, SL®Education | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching & Learning in SL: Figuring Out Some Variables

This was the title of my presentation at The Pavilion, during the SL Education Support Faire. It was on 28th January, 2.00 am (Pacific Time), 15h00m (GMT). Here is the slide show presented:

I will do another post to thank to all properly and to tell how was the session.

January 28, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Education, Presentations, Second Life®, SL®Education | , , | 3 Comments

Education Faire opened

The Second Life Education Support Faire 2009 has a theme selected by Pathfinder: “Ecosystems of Support” like he explains in the wiki. Two simple words that comprise a big idea – a Faire where educators or others related to educational issues could find support either from LL either from Residents. I like both the theme both the idea! 🙂

Today, one hour after the Official Opening of the Faire, the Pavilion was full!


To know the schedule and program take a look at the wiki page. It will be frequently updated.

January 25, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Presentations, Second Life®, SL®Education, SL®Wikis | , , | Leave a comment