The first class we once again ran into some technical difficulties. Second Life is being strange on our one island, it keeps throwing visitors into a perpetual teleport. This is really getting frustrating.
One interesting thing we are doing this semester is to visit a number of different 3D virtual worlds so that students get a survey of a wide variety of these types of environments since more are being developed all the time.
So we moved to a new location which worked well. The class had a chance to visit a virtual “green” house and saw how instruction can be embedded into an environment.
The class also learned about navigating in Second Life and building in Second Life and how to use the camera controls, talk to other
We discussed some instructional strategies and what needs to be done as an instructional designer to create instruction that makes sense from a user perspective.
What were your impressions of the class? What did you like about the virtual world and what did you not like?
How can virtual worlds be used for learning?
Next week, we’ll be in the virtual environment of VenueGen.