Monday, April 12, 2010

A second chance for "Second Life"

In the video, "Orientation in Second Life" it discusses an online program that allows people to create an avatar and how they can navigate through the program as well.

My most significant take away from this video is how confusing the orientation of second life was. Apparently people don’t even get past the orientation before they just give up. However they are trying very hard to find a way to make second life easier to navigate, so that is one great factor. I have never used second life but who knows, once al the kinks are worked out, it might prove to be a useful educational tool.

I Guess I could try to employ second life in my classroom in the future. Of course, I would only use it if I could teach it in an educational way. Students could gain social dexterity, cognitive intensification, and even problem solving skills. Overall, the video was good. There are people who are actually trying to find various ways that they could improve second life. Remember there is always room for improvement.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't have you watch this to necessarily say SL is appropriate for everyone to use personally or with students. I think it's important to know about virtual worlds, however, and what's being done now because things are just going to get more advanced. Open Sim - Open Learning is a preso that gives more info about a non-SL example of a virtual world environment.