Webinar with Claudia Linden

Just left Second Life where a number of avatars had the opportunity to chat with Claudia Linden (and drink some bubbly!) after her hour-long webinar hosted by none other than Steve Dembo.  Over 60 people attended the webinar (and please add your comments below).  I would have to say that about 90% of those attending are already in SL (or about to step in-world).  Claudia did what I would consider a basic SL presentation (and in all fairness to Claudia, without knowing the make-up of the audience and their exposure to SL I would have done the same) and addressed some of the questions posed by the attendees.  I believe that the slides and the transcript will be available at the DE website (thanks to Steve for doing the posting) within the next day or so.  One thing Claudia did point out and which I would suggest you take advantage of, is the New Media Consortium (NMC) sim that has an Orientation Area of their own which is specifically geared towards educators.  
Claudia Linden


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  1. Scott Merrick said:

    Well that was great fun! I’m sorry I had to leave without attending the post-webinar soire, but wooo was it a good hour. More, more, more.

    Scott M

  2. Lindy McKeown said:

    Can you point me to the recording of the event. Many Australian teachres would love to view it as the event was during school hours here. It was a great overview and so delighted to see Skoolaborate mentioned as it is an international collaboration initiated by an Australian school.

    Have to also support you Nancy about the “ostrich-syndrome”.


    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  3. Fred Delventhal said:

    Hi Laelia,

    I will get on my soapbox. I have to say that I used to be an ostrich. I sat by with frustration and disbelief as sites we began to use one by one got blocked. So now what I do is make certain when I find something with a possible use for education or professional development, I start jumping up and down say “Hey we’re using this for good over here, don’t you dare block it or allow the automatic subscription to filters block it either.” People may get annoyed with how much I talk about SL, Animoto or thing like Jing but those so far are not blocked.

  4. Elaine Plybon said:

    Yes, it was awesome being able to see all the great things that are currently happening in SL and education. We just need to figure out how to get the districts to buy in. I believe there IS a way for SL to be a safe and educational tool for our students — and we have already realized a small portion of its potential for teachers! I say “the water’s fine . . . come on in!”

  5. Wiley Onomatopoeia said:

    Fun webinar…wish I had been there for more of it, but alas…that family stuff comes into play. Good to see many of you!

  6. Steve Dembo said:

    Wish I could have been at the ‘after hours’ but I can’t run SL on that computer! The pictures speak volumes though. So nice of her to stop by and hang out for a little while.

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