Second Life MOOC - April 1 - 30, 2014
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You’re invited to first Second Life MOOC of its kind on WizIQ on April 1. 2014. The theme of the MOOC is Learning and Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning using Second Life. (click here to acces the course).
The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.
Second Life MOOC will also include courses for beginners and advanced Second Life participants. The courses will be asynchronous (Moodle) and synchronous (WizIQ & Second Life) with recordings on WizIQ, Google Drive, YouTube, and Vimeo.
There will be three learning areas: WizIQ course area, Second Life, and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website. The live online sessions and recordings, tutorials (courseware) and ongoing discussions (coursefeed) will be available in the WizIQ course area.
Second Life Mooc will be also posting and sharing through the Twitter Hashtag: #SLMOOC2014
Unlike the traditional MOOCs that stress content and course delivery, Second Life MOOC will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions. Participants who wish to receive a certificate of participation will be required to document their learning experiences by keeping a blog, wiki, website, or any other artifact that will include a description and reflection of the live sessions and/or recordings.
You will get ongoing support from the organizers of the MOOC, from the course feed on the course, and from firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course in the courseware in the WizIQ course area. The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don't worry if you cannot attend or if you'd like to review the content.
The workload for the MOOC includes participating or viewing the recordings of the live session and developing a reflective artifact in the form of a blog, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences. In addition, participants will be able to learn to manage a Moodle website as a teacher or manager.
Certificates of Completion
Participants, who are active on the coursefeed (discussions), attend all and/or view the recordings of all the sessions, reflect and write about the live sessions and share the link of their activities (blog, wiki, Moodle, facebook and other social networks) will be eligible for a certificate of completion. This aspect of the MOOC is ongoing, but time-based. Participants will add the links to their blogs posts in one of the Moodle courses (M4TB or M4TNB). The due date for the reflective practice is April 30, 2014.
List of Presentations | WizIQ SL Area | Moodle Course Area | YouTube Playlist | Second Life Area
Team of Facilitators
The MOOC and the live online classes is organized and coordinated by Drs. Nellie Deutsch, Doris Molero, and Nancy Zingrone and facilitated by a team of facilitators. Volunteers are welcome to join and help facilitate the event.
In order to access the presentations in Second Life:
Create a free account in Second Life
Get an avatar and download a viewer. We recommend The Firestorm viewer
Visit the quick start guide for more info on basic skills to get started.
This is a short video.. follow the advice of Christel Schneider on how to register and get an avatar in SL
Well, I hope to see you all inworld or in WIZIQ.
Keep shining love and peace!