I teach graduate and undergraduate management classes at a state school in Pennsylvania. I'm taking a class about learning and teaching in virtual worlds, therefore, I titled my blog, "Learning About Teaching In Virtual Worlds."
I am not new to second life. I've been playing around in SL for over 3 years. I first came to SL to attend an academic conference at Open University's Second Life campus. I never made it to the conference. But I did make an avatar! Since my first visit, I have returned to Second Life - always interested but not quite sure how to use virtual worlds in my teaching. I created an extra credit scavenger hunt for my undergraduate students to complete. I held an optional class in Second Life - student could attend class in person or "attend" in Second Life with an avatar. That was interesting! But the educational value of Second Life is elusive to ME. I feel there is something of value here for me...I hope this class will help me to discover what it is.
So far I've learned a lot. I learned how to create a blog - that was easy! Another tool in a toolbox of too many tools. I'm thinking that I could use a blogging tool to replace the Journals that I have my Leadership students keep...would that save me (and my students) time?