General forums

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Support for the Syllabus and Overview

Please ask questions, add comments, respond to others, or make suggestions pertaining to the syllabus and overview of the MOOC. 

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Announcements
General news and announcements
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Learning forums

Topic Forum Description Discussions
MOOC Lounge General Discussion about a topic of your choice.

Please use this forum to discuss or share any topic related to virtual worlds, instruction and learning, and small talk. 

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Support for MOOC Lounge

Use this forum to ask questions, add comments, and/or make suggestions pertaining to week 3. 

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Week 1 Support Forum for Week 1

Please use the support forum to ask questions, add comments, and make suggestions pertaining to week 1. 

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Introductions

Please introduce your first life and second life avatar and get acquainted. Begin by clicking on "Add a new topic" and follow the rest. In order to qualify for the weekly badge and final certificate, you are required to start a new topic and respond to at least one other participant. 

You may wish...

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Second Life and Virtual Worlds: Click to access and view the instructions.

What do you know about Second Life and Virtual Worlds? Please define both from your perspective and respond to each others' posts. How can SL and VW be used for instruction and learning? Try to cite from the body of resources and share multi-media (text, audio/video, images)

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Create a Video Exploration of Chilbo: Click to access and view the instructions.

  1. Create a video exploration of Chilbo using Screencast-o-matic, ZOOM screencasting, or any other tool. 
  2. Upload the MP4 of your video to YouTube. 
  3. Share the link in this discussion forum. 
If you cannot create a video:

  1. Capture images as you explorate Chilbo.
  2. Place the images on a PowerPoint presentation...
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Reflect on at least 1 of the Live Online Events of Week 1: Click to access and view the instructions.

Reflect on at least 1 of the live online events of the week or watch the recordings on the by responding to the following items and giving feedback to one other participant:  

  1. Write the title, date, presenter, course number or name, and where the presentation took place (online/face-to-face).
  2. ...
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Week 2 Support for Week 2

Use this forum to ask questions, add comments, and/or make suggestions pertaining to week 2. 

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Resources for Teachers and Students: Click to access and view the instructions.

What does it mean to teach and learn Second Life or VWs?  What resources are available for teachers and learners in Virtual Worlds that are not available in a traditional classroom? 

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Reflect on the Live Online Events of Week 2: Click to access and view the instructions.

Reflect on at least 1 of the live online events of the week or watch the recordings on the Youtube playlist by responding to the following items and giving feedback to one other participant. You may add your reflections directly in the forum or on Wakelet, Padlet, Slide Presentation, Knovio, or ...

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Week 3 Support for Week 3

Use this forum to ask questions, add comments, and/or make suggestions pertaining to week 3. 

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Experiencing Communities in SL and VLs : Click to access and view the instructions.

Find a community in Virtual Worlds or Second Life. Describe the communities and explain whether they have been helpful or not and why?

Please respond to at least one other person.

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Reflect on the Live Online Events of Week 3: Click to access and view the instructions.

Reflect on at least 1 of the live online events of the week or watch the recordings on the Youtube playlist by responding to the following items and giving feedback to one other participant. You may add your reflections directly in the forum or on Wakelet, Padlet, Slide Presentation, Knovio, or ...

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Week 4 Support for Week 4

Use this forum to ask questions, add comments, and/or make suggestions pertaining to week 3. 

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Virtual Worlds in Education: Click to access and view the instructions.

Read one article from https://www.vwbpe.org/ and respond to the following:

  1. Explain why you chose that article.
  2. What did you find useful for your students? 
  3. How do you plan to use the information with your students or for your own professional development?
  4. Reply to one other participant. 

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Reflect on the Sessions in Week 4: Click to access and view the instructions.

Reflect on at least 1 of the live online events of the week or watch the recordings on the Youtube playlist by responding to the following items and giving feedback to one other participant. You may add your reflections directly in the forum or on Wakelet, Padlet, Slide Presentation, Knovio, or ...

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