Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 #WVEDU: BIZ: Do we have a professional learning community (PLC) in the virtual worlds (MUVEs)?


Do we have a professional learning community (PLC)
in the virtual worlds (MUVEs)? #WVEDU

Sort of.  We have a many educational organizations and activities in virtual worlds and some loosely organized communication among them.  But they do not yet form a cohesive community with community plans or community actions. Can we form a stronger professional community?
The Empty Classroom

What is a Professional Learning Community?

We have several inworld groups that might fit into a PLC

  • Here are a few that I know:
  • Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC)
  • Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE)
  • Virtual Worlds Education Round Table (VWER)
  • Institute for New Paradigms (in learning) NPI
  • New Media Arts (NMA)
  • NonProfit Commons (NPC)
  • Community Virtual Library (CVL)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • If these groups increase collaboration, they could make a PLC 
******************************

Groups (in Virtual worlds) that fit into a PLC

Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC)

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (Conference)

Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable (VWER)

Institute for New Paradigms (in learning) INP


New Media Arts (NMA)

NonProfit Commons (NPC) and Avacon

Community Virtual Library (CVL)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

What did I leave out?

  • Tell me in comments on this article
  • Better yet, drop by my web places when I am there (see below).
  • We can talk about it.

Groups and products of likely interest to educators

Professional learning communities on the web

What would we need to have an effective PLC?

Collaborative blog

What I am doing now

  • I am putting the hashtag #VWEDU on my education-related articles
  • And adding that hashtag on education-related articles that I repost.
  • People can send me links to articles related to education in virtual worlds.
  • I will post those links in a persistent place on my blog.
  • You can send me links in my MeWe group: Talk Virtual Outworlding 
  • Or post comments on my blog.
*********************************************************

Visit me on the web

************************

License

  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
  • Second LifeLindenSLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc.
  • Annotated screenshots made with Jing
  • This blog is not affiliated with anything.   Ads are from Google.
  • Selby Evans in Kitely and hypergrid, Thinkerer Melville in Second Life


No comments:

Post a Comment