ASTD Second Life Webinar

Yesterday, Tony O’Driscoll, Matthew Monahan and I gave an ASTD Webinar on the topic of Second Life. We talked about it a little and gave a tour.

One of the attendees was Tom Werner who wrote a nice post about his participation in the webinar called Simple vs Complex Spaces. Tom has written a great deal on Second Life and innovative learning content and methods. If you haven’t already, you should check out his blog…lot of great links and posts to good information.

Our session yesterday was very interesting. We had most of the 400 plus people attending via application sharing through WebEx (not ideal but it worked) and about 15 or so people attending within Second Life. The two different platforms and not using Voice in Second Life made it a little unfair for the SL attendees, I am hoping they were listening via WebEx but I don’t think everyone was.

Anyway, it was a great session and here are some images from the webinar.

Here we are at Presentation Stadium on MSIT Island.

The group walks up the steps to continue their scavenger hunt and examine the “Green” office building on MSIT island.

Here we attended the – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s island in Second Life and experienced a full blown Tsunami (virtually).

If you attended, please let me know what you think and what we could have done better or differently. Also, let me know if you’d like me to post the slides we used in the presentation, I’d be happy to do so.

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  1. Rani February 25, 2008

    I loved the presentation. I have been on SL as part of my grad class and have been looking for examples of educational uses. I learned about the webinar from ASTD, but did not know that joining in-world was an option. I would have loved to have been there. Can anyone visit MSIT Island? I really want to learn more.

    Thanks so much for the webinar!

  2. Mel February 24, 2008

    Great presentation, Karl. I was especially engaged when we finally decided to join you, Tony and Matthew in-world for the meeting. The webcast was fine, but I think I really took away more from the meeting after I teleported in to join the meeting “live” and on-site with everyone in-world. I think that’s a meeting format I’d like to explore further.

    I posted some personal lessons learned for my own future SL meetings in a “rookie trainer” series I started over at another blog. Rookie Trainer – Day 8: Second Life with ASTD

    Notes are towards the bottom of the post.

    ‘Looking forward to your next meeting!

Karl Kapp
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