Conference Notes – The League for Innovation CIT 2007
Sunday, Nov. 11
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Virtual Classes in Virtual Worlds
Cathy House, Professor, Trukee Meadows Community College, NV
Travis Souza, Coordinator, e-learning, Trukee Meadows Community College, NV
They are using Moodle and Second Life. They are using SL in online courses. A real estate course and an art course use SL.
They gave a basic, step-by-step demonstration on how to set up an account. The description should have given more of an idea that this was going to be a basic beginners’ demonstration. They should have taken some kind of poll to figure out if anyone is using SL or not.
The hand-out gives me some ideas for creating our own tutorials.
Some pros and cons of SL will be discussed.
They showed ICT teaching materials
Methods for teaching:
1. Using webpages as objects of a wall
2. Static presentation
3. Watching videos
5. Navigation maps (teleports)
6. PowerPoint and interactive white boards
7. RSS feeds
b. Moodle (sloodle)
They then went into “Who’s using SL?”
• University of Florida
o Digital communication
• Ohio University
There was someone here who is using Active Worlds and online games.
They then took us to the usual places Harvard and NOAA.
They went to www.simteach.com.