Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 EDU: VWMOOC (previously SLMOOC ) Connecting in Virtual Worlds, Communities of Practice

VWMOOC18 (following SLMOOC17 )  
Connecting in Virtual Worlds, 
Communities of Practice

The Empty Classroom

VWMOOC18 will be taking place from August 1-31, 2018. 
VWMOOC18 is for educators, schools, and public and private businesses that wish to provide training in virtual worlds. Weekly badges and a final certificate of completion will be available for free.  
This year the Virtual Worlds MOOC 2018 is recruiting speakers and presenters to showcase their own work as educators in virtual worlds (OpenSim worlds are more than welcome -- we're hoping to become even more metaversy than previous years ...), the accomplishments of their students, research, theory of practice, and anything that might impact on the betterment of educational usages of Virtual Worlds in all levels and types of education.
More after the break

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming

There will be 2 learning areas: Moodle for Teachers and Second Life MOOC 
The theme of the current MOOC is “Connecting in Virtual Worlds. Communities of Practice” There is a plethora of communities in virtual worlds promoting education and learning through connecting online via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through virtual worlds like Second Life, .Minecraft, or OpenSim. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. 
If you have any idea for a presentation, please IM Maggie Larimore or Pionia Destiny, email or 

Weekly Topics

  • Getting acquainted with Second Life and Virtual Worlds
  • Resources and skills required for learning
  • Resources and skills required for teachers
  • Summarizing and Reflecting on the information and the process 
  • Weekly Digital Badges

The MOOC and the live online classes is organized and coordinated by Dr. Doris Molero, Dr. Nancy Zingrone, or Dr. Nellie Deutsch. You may contact the organizers for further information and support. Special thanks to our collaborators, Camie Rembrandt, Sparkybear.mandelbrot.

Links related to previous Moocs

Special advantages of presentations in virtual worlds



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