Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 #VWEDU Web accessed learning Communities in Virtual Worlds--Thanks to Beth Ghostraven


Web accessed learning Communities 
in Virtual Worlds--Thanks to Beth Ghostraven


Some active learning communities in virtual worlds.  Together they form a basis for the Professional Learning Community (PLC) of virtual worlds.  New educators entering virtual worlds might get helpful advice from these groups. 

  • The calendar above carries events of multiple educator groups in virtual worlds.
  • If your educational events are not there, why not put them there?
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Web sites 

Communities with web pages

  • These communities have multiple ways to access their communities.
  • Mosr are probably quite active.  Check the community web page.
  • To find and join the group, paste the URI into local chat.
  • To go to the group location. paste the SLurl into the address bar (Top) of the viewer. press return
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  • ISTE MLN (International Society for Technology in Education, Mobile Learning Network)
  • Contact: Cyndyl Enyo
  •    Group: ISTE Mobile Learning Network
  •    Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/18df0b44-d3c8-eaaf-94a4-ec6e33b6a826/about

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  • ISTE VEN (International Society for Technology in Education, Virtual Environments Network) – Second Life Group
  • Tuesdays at 4:00 pm SLT (2nd Tuesdays are Office Hours, 3rd Tuesdays are Speakers, & 4th Tuesdays are Machinima Nights on AvaCon Grid)
  • Contact: Scott Merrick
  • ISTE VEN Headquarters
  • SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/46/90/22
  •    Group: ISTE SIG Virtual Environments
  •    Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/acfd7268-7cb3-9ba3-e4de-4d186820747c/about
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/istevenetwork/
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  • SJSU School of Information Colloquia Series – Second Life
  • Contact: Lorelei Junot
  • SJSU’s School of Library & Information Sciences
  • SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/28/82/33
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  • Rockcliffe University Consortium – Second Life
  • Contact: Phelan Corrimal
  • SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/9/125/25
  • Group: Rockcliffe University – Students
  • Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/76d84a6e-db0a-3759-e080-85a65b4cf016/about
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/urockcliffe/
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  • VWER (Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable) – Second Life Group
  • Thursdays at 12:00 pm SLT
  • Contact: Kali Pizzaro or Sheila Yoshikawa
  • VWER – Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable – VSTE Island
  • SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/29/27/22
  •    Group: Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable
  •    Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/c17c395b-8368-79be-caed-25b81a537855/about
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/159154226946/
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  • The Science Circle – Second Life Group
  • Twice a month
  • Contact: Chantal (nymf.hathaway)
  • The Science Circle Landing Point
  • SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/61/127/31
  •    Group: The Science Circle
  • Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/ac818b3f-7d34-a95b-1637-ebc0a9b1b8e4/about
  • (closed group, contact to join)
  • The Science Circle Education Portal- Gateway to Thinking – Second Life
  • SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/176/76/30
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  • VCARA at SJSU’s School of Information (Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration) – Second Life
  • VCARA at SJSU’s School of Information
  • SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/43/56/33
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  • Virtual Pioneers – Second Life Group
  • Meets weekly on Sundays at 5:00 pm SLT
  • Contact: Spiff Whitfield
  • Virtual Pioneers Headquarters
  • SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduIsland%209/100/61/22
  •    Group: Virtual Pioneers
  •    Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/c45940c7-0e76-c269-9941-09cfc08dec86/about
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vpioneers
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Facebook pages/groups 

So what else can we do about it?

  • Increase intercommunication so as to share what we find out.
  • Increase outward communication to share virtual worlds more widely.
  • We want to get the word out to the whole education community.
  • Use the hashtag #VWEDU to make your reposts easier to find.
  • Or use the hashtag #VWBPE  to connect with VWBPE
  • #VWEDU OR #VWBPE

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