Harvard’s virtual education experiment in Second Life

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Rebecca Nesson

Aquí tenéis los inicios de un artículo de Ian Lamont sobre Second Life y la educación virtual…mucho por discutir….En el se refiere a dos entrevistas con Rebecca Nesson y un instructor de Harvard Extension School.De lo que ya tratamos anteriormente algo el martes 8 de mayo de 2007 Second Life , Universidades y campus virtuales in UK: It’s a world of possibilities. Jessica Shepherd.

En fin,….todo está por construir, ….sólo con bloquitos?

By Ian Lamont on Mon, 05/21/2007 – 6:28pm

Right now, Second Life is not a great place to hold business meetings. I’ve written about this before, but I’ll sum up some of the obvious problems: A poor UI, robust technical requirements, a steep learning curve, an inability to scale, and numerous distractions.

But what about meetings that are educational in nature? Earlier this month, I interviewed Rebecca Nesson, an affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and an instructor at the Harvard Extension School, about her experiences teaching Harvard’s first-ever class in Second Life. The course, CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion, brought together a large group of geographically dispersed students who were interested in exploring “persuasive, empathic argument in the Internet space.” While Nesson said there were some early difficulties with connectivity (some students couldn’t access SL from behind work firewalls) and establishing a virtual classroom protocol, overall she deemed the experiment a success. I am highlighting here a few quotes that I found to be interesting, and may even be applicable to other organizations considering Second Life for education, training or project management: (leer más…)

Fuente: [computerworld]

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